November 23, 2015


Jon Snow (!) Stars in First 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Poster

HBO via @GameOfThrones on Twitter
HBO via @GameOfThrones on Twitter

Game of Thrones won't be back till April 2016, but it's never too early to get excited. And your perfect bit of Thanksgiving conversation fodder has arrived in the form of season six teaser art.

What are we looking at up there? That's Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, bastard son of the honorable Lord Ned Stark of Winterfell, brother to Arya, Sansa, Bran, Rickon and Robb

Why is a poster of a main character significant? Season five spoilers below!

Last chance to avert your innocent eyes.


Okay. So it's not just that Jon Snow's face is splashed with (kinda Photoshoppy-looking) blood here. It's that Jon Snow was clearly murdered at the end of season five. ("For the watch," psh.) Speculation flooded the internet that Snow may be resurrected via on of the series' several magical options. (Book-readers have been debating this since A Dance with Dragons was published in March 2012.)

So we'll see. Game of Thrones could certainly be teasing Jon Snow's return, or they could just be commemorating him and reminding us of the emotional stakes for season six. Either way, for now, like Snow, we know nothing. Peep the full poster here: