For the past few months, there have been numerous leaked casting, scripts and photos of “Game of Thrones” season 6. And as HBO released the first official trailer on Thursday, Dec. 3, the anticipation has heightened, moreso because it seems that the season will put a lot of focus on fan favorite Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
Fans have long suspected that Jon did not really die after the final scene of season 5, and it appears that they may be right. The poster that was released shows the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch looking bloody but unmistakably alive. The question is, what twist did the writers come up with that let him survive after having been stabbed multiple times last season?
There are rumors from the set where scenes for the upcoming season were filmed in Belfast behind closed doors. Speculations suggest that Melisandre, the red priestess, will use her magic to bring Jon back alive.
There are also widespread rumors from “Game of Thrones” fans that Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean) is not Jon’s real father. Lyanna, the younger sister of Ned, and Rhaegar, the older brother of Daenerys Targaryen, are rumored to be Jon’s real parents. This theory started way back when it was revealed that while Lyanna was in her deathbed, she asked Ned to keep a promise. What that promise is has not been disclosed, but many think that it has to do with Jon.
A fan was able to piece down all the clues of Jon’s possible origin in an 8-minute video compilation posted in YouTube on Nov. 30. This narrows down all the speculations on who his parents could be.
Other than Jon, season 6 of “Game of Thrones” is also expected to bring back his younger brothers, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Rickon (Art Parkinson). There were speculations that new actors would be brought in to replace them because both of the young actors have grown up. They hit some serious growth and were rumored to be no longer fit for their roles. However, Wright already confirmed during his interview with the Irish Examiner in July that he’ll be back as Bran in season 6.
Furthermore, back in September, an anonymous user posted supposed leaked information about “GoT’s” upcoming season in great detail in a 4chan page, which leaves many fans wondering if it is real or just fan made.
“Game of Thrones” season 6 will premiere in April 2016.