WATCH: New 'Game of Thrones' season 6 trailer fuels speculation about Jon Snow's fate
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – As we nervously wait for the sixth season of Game of Thrones to air, we finally get a glimpse at what’s in store.
Beginning with a somber tune performed by James Vincent McMorrow, “Wicked Game,” the new red band trailer is jampacked with images and sound bites that keep us on the edge of our seat.
We see a deposed Daenerys Targaryen, a vengeful Jaime and Cersei Lannister, Bran Stark and the Night’s King, and Jon Snow splayed out on the ground. (IN PHOTOS: 24 new photos: Scenes from 'Game of Thrones' season 6)
Fans desperate to know the fate of the slain Lord Commander of the Night's Watch must surely have their answer in a new trailer released Tuesday – and it's not looking good for the felled warrior.
Played by the 29-year-old British actor Kit Harington, Jon was stabbed by mutinous followers at the end of season five, sparking months of heated debate on social media about whether he really had met his end.
As the trailer ends, Davos says, "I've never been much of a fighter. Apologies for what you're about to see," as he unsheaths Jon's sword, Longclaw.
Reports that Harington was spotted on the set of season 6 fueled speculation of Snow's return. (READ: Kit Harington drops major 'Game of Thrones' hint about Jon Snow)
He doesn't look like he has much fight left in him, but the new footage will do little to end speculation among the Emmy-winning show's legion of fans that Snow will somehow pull through.
The #GameofThrones Twitter hashtag began trending worldwide soon after the trailer's release, with speculation rife that all was not as it seemed.
Some posted pictures of what they claimed showed Snow riding a horse in the background of one shot but a close-up was far from conclusive.
As Tyrion says in the trailer, "You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying" – this is the case for most of us.
Game of Thrones season 6 premieres on April 25, 9am in Asia (in simulcast with the US) on HBO and HBO GO. – with reports from AFP/Rappler.com