HBO has released the title of the Season 6 premiere of “Game of a Thrones,” along with an incredibly brief description that will undoubtedly both sadden and frustrate fans.
The hit fantasy drama returns Sunday, April 24, with “The Red Woman,” which can likely presume is a reference to Carice Van Houten‘s priestess Melisandre. Although it’s also possible the producers are throwing viewers a curve.
The episode synopsis reads simply, “Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.” Clearly, the network wants to make it absolutely clear Jon Snow is dead. They should’ve just used that as the episode’s title.
Although we know that Kit Harington appears in the sixth season, as a corpse, The Wall Street Journal notes that his name isn’t included in the list of cast members released by HBO — which presumably underscores that, yes, Jon Snow is dead.
But wait, there’s more! HBO has also released an overview of the new season that’s not particularly revealing, but should give fans something to pore over while they count down the days to April 24:
Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of Season 5, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
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