It’s the question that’s been bugging Game of Thrones fans ever since he parted ways with the love of his life Khaleesi: is Jorah Mormont doomed?
When fans of the medieval fantasy series last saw Daenerys Targaryen’s right-hand man, he had revealed he was suffering from a rather nasty and entirely fictictious skin condition known as greyscale.
Thought to be incurable in the Game of Thrones universe, he had set off in search of a cure, with many fans speculating that he was essentially heading off to die.
But Iain Glen, the actor behind Jorah, has offered up his biggest hint yet that the character may yet be around for a little longer than we thought.
Speaking to GoT fan site Winter is Coming, Glen offered up the following summation of his time in the world of Westeros and beyond:
“I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far […] There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay.”
Though vague to say the least, his words do at least suggest he’ll be around for the duration of season 7, with the key takeaway line being “My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay.”
It’s a line that could mean any number of things.
If he’s “doing okay” for example, perhaps that means Jorah has found that miracle cure.
That said, if his “end may well be close” there’s a chance that he could yet meet his maker, as is the norm in the world of Game of Thrones.
Either way, it sounds like we’ll be seeing a bit more of Jorah yet. Just don’t expect him to still be around for the eighth and final season.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.