HBO has finally released a full trailer for season 6 of the hit series, Game Of Thrones and Jon Snow is dead. Well, at least that's how it appears -- for now. The end of last season left us with some major cliffhangers -- the most agonizing being the fate of our beloved Jon Snow. For months, fans all over the world have been waiting on pins and big, bloody, traitorous daggers for answers and unfortunately, this trailer doesn't even come close to answering them. Well played, HBO...well played.
When last we saw Jon, he was bleeding out in the snow after being run through by his brothers on The Wall for his perceived treasonous behavior in attempting to recruit the Wildlings in their fight to survive against the White Walkers. Speculation has been rampant over the past several months with fans tossing out a multitude of theories about how Jon could possibly survive the brutal attack. And sightings of actor Kit Harington on the set and around Northern Ireland filming locations have only spurned on theories of Jon's survival or possible resurrection.
Hopes were dashed (sort of) when Harington told Time Out London that he's coming back dead. Harington said he filmed a few scenes of him being dead and continued, "Look, I’m not in the show anymore. I’m definitely not in the new series." Let's face it though, this brief interview could easily be just another attempt at misdirection.
But speculation only continues to mount as last week, HBO announced they will not be supplying any screeners to press or critics for early review. Is this an attempt to keep Jon's fate tightly under wraps or merely a reaction to last year's fiasco when the first four episodes leaked the day before the season premiere? Either way, the move was a brilliant calculation to avoid potential spoilers and keep the fans, and critics alike, guessing.
The season 6 premiere is bound to attract record ratings numbers with so many questions still up in the air about all the characters. And for now, all we can do is wait and see. Game Of Thrones season 6 premieres on HBO April 24.