For those of you still in the denial stage of grief following Jon Snow’s Game of Thrones fate, a new, official pronouncement from HBO should help move you along to the anger stage — and quickly.
“Jon Snow is dead,” the premium cabler states in its synopsis of the Season 6 premiere, putting an official seal on the most hotly contested TV death of 2015.
The episode’s description, distributed in a press release Thursday, also notes that “Daenerys meets a strong man” and “Cersei sees her daughter again.” But we’re mostly concerned with the part about the deceased Lord Commander, which seems to back up portrayer Kit Harington’s recent assertion that he only appears in the upcoming season in “scenes of me being dead.”
The state of Harington’s alter ego has been in dispute ever since Jon Snow was stabbed repeatedly by members of the Night’s Watch in the Season 5 finale. Though the episode’s final shot of Harington showed Jon bleeding copiously, several theories about the character’s survival — including some of our own — quickly sprang up, seemingly buttressed by the actor’s appearance in paparazzi photos from the set and his choice not to cut off Jon’s signature locks.
Perhaps we’ll know more when the premiere — titled “The Red Woman” — airs on Sunday, April 24 (9/8c). Until then, the night is dark and full of time for you to speculate about what’s ahead. So hit the comments and tell us what you’re thinking!