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May 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

Kit Harington’s Game of Thrones character is not only alive, but he has a major storyline coming up in season 6.

The actor tells EW that keeping his role secret was particularly difficult because he spent more days on set than ever before, and more days than any other Thrones actor this year.

“It’s a massive season for him, it’s the biggest season for him so far, he features very prominently this season,” Harington says in the above video. “I was told that when I was told I was coming back — that the season I was coming back for would be my biggest, and that’s quite a lot to take as well.”

Harington is on the cover of this week’s EW which chronicles the incredible story of how the actor and the Thrones team killed off his character, then secretly brought him back to life for his most dramatic story yet. Buy the issue here, or subscribe to receive digital access the moment the story is posted online.

For more coverage of Thrones‘ second episode of the season, “Home,” here’s our first interview snippet with Harington (“Sorry!”), our interview with Ramsay Bolton actor Iwan Rheon on those gruesome murders, our deep-dive recap, and our new Game of Thrones podcast, here’s the latest episode below: 

HBO’s epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s novels.
type
TV Show
seasons
7
episodes
67
Genre
Rating
TV-MA
run date
04/17/11
Status
On Hiatus
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