“Game of Thrones” returns for Season 6 on Sunday, April 24, and we have our first indication of what will go down.
The episode is titled “The Red Woman,” HBO announced Thursday, a clear reference to Melisandre (Carice van Houten), the priestess who’s a staunch follower of the Lord of Light.
The description itself answers, once again, the age of question: Is Jon Snow really dead? And the answer has not changed: “Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is dead. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets a strong man. Cersei (Lena Headey) sees her daughter again.”
But Melisandre’s abilities of resurrection probably shouldn’t be overlooked here, and those Kit Harington on-set sightings don’t mean nothing.
Here’s HBO’s full description to set up the sixth season:
Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, 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.
“Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET.