The first official images from season six of Game of Thrones have been released, and after months of teaser posters, these finally shed at least some light on what we should expect. Confirming the fates of some characters and teasing what’s next for others, one fan-favourite conspicuous by his absence in these images is of course Kit Harington’s Jon Snow.
What’s the deal with Jon? Well, we’re going to find out on April 24th, the official premiere date for Games of Thrones season six (for those of you in the UK, that means it will most likely reach Sky Atlantic around the 25th). This year’s episodes are perhaps the most exciting yet, especially as the TV series has now overtaken George R.R. Martin’s novel.
That’s not something fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series are particularly happy about, and it was only last month that Martin confirmed that he won’t be finished writing the next instalment by the time Game of Thrones returns to HBO. It’s suffered from delays for years.
In the past, Game of Thrones has stuck to the source material fairly closely, but season six will shake things up in a major way by adapting material which Martin has not yet published.
What clues do these new images reveal? Well, take a look through the gallery to find out!