Is Jon Snow dead…or alive? That is the question.
His alleged death has left fans living in denial as they refused to believe that Snow, a pivotal character played by Kit Harington, is dead forever. It doesn’t seem like he would still be alive after he was fatally stabbed over and over again by the men of the Night’s Watch.
Of course, a couple a fan theories have also emerged online, suggesting that the beloved character may still be alive. Some casting and shooting info may have also confirmed all these fan theories about Snow’s fate in this popular American fantasy series.
Now, HBO wants us to keep speculating on Snow’s fate through the first official poster for the upcoming 6th season of the show.
First of all, the poster confirmed that the show will return in April next year.
Since the poster featured Harington looking down with his eyes closed and blood streaking down his face, fans are speculating that this poster is confirming that Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will return to the show as well.
It is still unclear how Snow will be brought back to the show, but at least we know that HBO is no longer pretending that he’s gone for good.
There’s a possibility that Harington will be returning to the show merely for flashback sequences or funeral scenes, but George R.R. Martin, the author who created Jon Snow through his fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, previously stated that “death is not necessarily permanent” in his story.
Meanwhile, Snow may not be the only “dead” character to be resurrected in Season 6 because Ian McShane, who is joining the series for a mystery role, recently hinted that his character is responsible for bringing back another fan-favourite.
It’s widely speculated that McShane was talking about a revival in a flashback rather than in the present day while another theory suggests that he will be tracking down the long MIA Benjen Stark (played by Joseph Mawle).
UPDATE (4th December, 8:44am):
Just like you, we’ve spent the last few months wondering about Jon Snow’s fate. Despite the “sightings” and the rumours, nobody really knows if he survived the multiple stabs in S5 of “Game of Thrones” or not. Well, nobody except for maybe the “Game of Thrones” cast and George R.R. Martin himself.
We thought that the newly released first trailer for “Game of Thrones” S6 would reveal more about Jon Snow’s fate but as teasers would have it, we’re still nowhere closer to figuring this all out. What we do know is that Bran Stark is returning, as his voice is heard saying, “They have no idea what’s going to happen” at the end of the clip.
Watch the first “Game of Thrones” S6 trailer below:
So, will Harington’s character return to the 6th season of the series? Only time will tell.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO in April.