Thankfully, star Liam Cunningham (aka Ser Davos Seaworth) stopped by Conan O’Brien’s “Conan” on Thursday night with a first look clip from the Season 6 premiere, which airs on April 24. And even though we’ve repeatedly been told that Jon Snow is dead, that doesn’t stop him from making an appearance in the new footage — albeit as a corpse.
In the preview video, we see Ser Davos; Jon’s direwolf, Ghost; and the few remaining Night’s Watch loyalists preparing to fight Ser Alliser Thorne, Olly and the other traitors who killed the Lord Commander at the end of last season.
HBO has also released the title and plot summary for the Season 6 premiere, which will be titled “The Red Woman,” likely in reference to Carice van Houten’s Melisandre. The premiere is written by showrunners David Benioff & D. B. Weiss and directed by Jeremy Podeswa, and the logline keeps things brief: Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.
The Season 6 description also errs on the side of vagueness:
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.
The upcoming season will also feature a new digital aftershow, titled “After the Thrones,” which will dissect the plot developments after each episode airs.
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
|‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 First Photos|