With April right around the corner, HBO has finally given avid Game of Thrones fans their first peek into what to expect from season six. Set to premiere on April 24 on both HBO and it’s sundry streaming services, the trailer has fired through the Internet making it one of the most traumatic teaser trailers out there. The element of mystery surrounding this season is more ever present than before, since the drama’s storyline is going to go beyond George R R Martin’s novels for the first time ever. The action packed trailer begins by quickly addressing the burning question in everyone’s minds: is Jon Snow really dead? The trailer confirms he is, however, the Internet can’t help but have its own doubts.
Highlights from the trailers (spoiler alert!)
1. Is Jon Snow really dead?
Kit Harrington who plays Jon Snow recently stated that he only shot footage as a corpse, however, some sources on the internet claim that perhaps, there maybe a slight chance that he isn’t dead. The trailer, on the other hand, begins with a scene set at Castle Black with Jon Snow’s corpse lying in the snow, as an ominous voice states, “He’s gone.”
2. Cersei-Jamie twincestuous romance still alive
As the scene moves towards the next, Jamie proclaims in a rather lust filled voice, “We’re the only ones that matter, Everything they’ve taken from us we’re going to take back and more.” Clearly, season six will have more of the incestuous romance that viewers may have thought would have been put on hold, with Myrcella’s death looming over her mother Cersei.
3.Melisandre doubts her powers
In one seen at Castle Black Melisandre is seen confessing her belief that perhaps her visions may have been wrong. As Stannis Baratheon admits defeat to the Boltons, the red witch is shown expressing uncharacteristic grief: “The great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie.”
4. Jorah Mormont on the hunt for Daenerys
As our favourite blonde princess is held captive by the Dothraki, the trailer reveals Mormont finding the ring that Daenerys dropped when she was captured by the Dothraki clan. It’s unclear as to what’s really happening, but her dragons are clearly out and unchained.
5.Greyjoys’ uncertain fate
The trailer provides quite a few glimpses of Theon Greyjoy’s uncle, Euron. His head is seen being dumped under water but this isn’t as alarming as it sounds since it’s a sign of the Iron Islander’s form of baptism to honor their drowned God. Theon, on the other hand, is seen chased down by what looks like men and dogs, but we really can’t be sure.
6. The return of Bran Stark
Finally, towards the end of the trailer, a much older Bran Stark is seen standing up, about to get in battle with his deadliest foe as yet - a whitewalker.
Along with these little snippets, we also see Arya, her eyes milky and possibly blinded. There’s also Brienne as she’s seen battling unknown assailants and then there’s the mysterious scenes of battles and horses falling, people jumping off roofs, and of course, the intense lusty scenes that are characteristic of GOT. While none of these snippets answers our questions, we can’t help but wait in nervous anticipation to really know if our doubts have been confirmed (or not).