Rejoice Jon Snow truthers, your time has come. HBO has just unleashed the first bit of promo art from the upcoming sixth season of "Game of Thrones" and with it, a giant troll about the life status of one Jon Snow.
The official "Game of Thrones" poster for the new season gives fans a face-full of bloody Jon Snow. The crow is presented battered and bloody, and very possibly not dead. The image has sent those who believed that Jon Snow isn't dead into a tizzy, despite witnessing the character stabbed and bleeding out in the final moments of the season, and despite HBO programming president Michael Lombardo's protest that "dead is dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes ... everything I've seen and heard and read: Jon Snow is, indeed, dead.”
And yet, here is Jon Snow looking fairly alive or, possibly, it's a reanimated corpse white walker version of Jon Snow, something possible only in the magical land of Westeros. It's worth pointing out that the brown eyes of actor Kit Harington have been purposely left shadowed. Our guess? The formerly brown eyes of Jon Snow are now ice blue, signifying his cross over into the world of the undead. This is the only way Jon Snow can remain "dead" but still very much alive on the series.
Plus, it would be pretty morose to trot out a corpse on a poster for a new television season if that corpse wasn't reanimated. Then again, the folks at HBO did use the staked, severed head of actor Sean Bean to promote the series with the phrase, "The King can do as he likes." So it's not like they haven't promoted this series with dead things before.
The new season of "Game of Thrones" is set to air in April, which is a long time to be speculating, but that's not going to stop us from trying.