After leaving fans hoping and guessing about the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) following the cliffhanger scene at the end of “Game of Thrones” season 5, HBO may have finally answered the question through a promotional poster of “Game of Thrones” season 6.
Back at the finale of season 5, Jon Snow was brutally killed by the Night’s Watch Brothers. However, many fans hoped and later on believed that Jon Snow is alive especially after sighting him on the production set together with the rest of the characters around two months ago. Although the producers and the actor himself denied this, the newest poster shows Jon Snow bloodied, but nonetheless standing and alive.
As reported by The Week, during an interview with Pop Goes the News, Ian McShane, who joined the cast to play the role of a “gruff ex-soldier who found religion… now a no-nonsense rural priest who ministers to the poor of the countryside,” also shed some light that can further strengthen Jon Snow’s positive fate.
He said that his character will be “responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again.” Of course, this could mean anyone who was killed off by author George R.R. Martin. However, it also means that if Jon Snow died in season 5, there is a way to bring him back.
Although the resurrection could mean anyone, Watchers on the Wall revealed that they saw Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen), and Jon Snow on set at Winterfell’s courtyard dealing with a huge amount of tension as some giants appear and force their way in.
With all these, it is almost certain that the person brought back to life was Jon Snow, and the well-loved character is back, alive, and kicking for season 6 of “Game of Thrones.”
The same promotional poster states “April” as the premiere date of season 6. Earlier, HBO announced that it will air “Vinyl” and “Girls and Togetherness” starting Feb. 14 and 21, respectively. With this, “Game of Thrones” season 6 may come on April 17 or 24, 2016.