Jon Snow confirmed dead in Game Of Thrones S6 premiere

If the synopsis for the first episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones ahead of the new series premiere is to be trusted, Jon Snow is really dead. Whether or not he stays dead, though, remains to be seen.

Certainly, many fans don’t believe Kit Harington’s Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is gone for good – despite his corpse appearing in the series trailer, and actor Harington continually saying that he’s done with the show for good.

The hit fantasy drama returns on April 24, with Sky Atlantic screening the episodes in the UK.

JON1Ahead of the new season premiere, HBO has been made a brief synopsis available for the first episode.

The synopsis reads: “Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”

The episode is titled The Red Woman and fans of the series have speculated that the “strong man” Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys meets could well be Strong Belwasv – a much-loved character from George R.R. Martin’s novels, who has yet to appear on screen.

The Red Woman is penned by showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weisd, who recently promised that season six will be “the best yet” and contains the “biggest battle scene to date”.

The series as a whole also gets this longer description, much of which sounds like it was written by someone who has never watched Game Of Thrones:

“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.”