The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on Sunday April 24th, and this new trailer has us near trembling with excitement. Set to the melancholic strains of James Vincent McMorrow's "Wicked Game," it promises a difficult future for the main characters, including the imprisonment of Daenerys Targaryen, the introduction of Sansa Stark to the "great game," and what looks like an encounter between Bran Stark and the Night's King — aka the leader of the White Walkers.
Jon Snow: how gone is "gone" exactly?
Let's also address the (possibly dead) elephant in the room: Jon Snow. The end of season 5 showed the character being repeatedly stabbed by his brothers-in-arms from the Night's Watch, but not everyone is convinced Snow is dead. And despite the fact this trailer starts with a shot of his body and the words "he's gone," this is a world where the dead frequently rise again, and the juxtaposition of Melisandre de-robing just as someone covers what looks to be Jon Snow's eyes could suggest a bit of magic resurrection going on.
Also, just to briefly run through what else we can see: Lancel Lannister vs. Robert Strong! Ser Davos fighting the Night's Watch! A possible flashback to the Tower of Joy! (Check out 1:16, with a Targaryen soldier fighting what looks like the back of Ned Stark's head.) Color us excited.
The first Game of Thrones season 6 trailer
"Every one of us is poor and powerless, and yet we can overthrow an empire"