Thank the Lord of Light: all of you Game of Thrones Truthers out there can finally relax.
Ever since GoT’s fifth season ended with Jon Snow getting knocked off by his own crew à la Fredo, the internet has been afire with elaborate theories and close readings of Kit Harrington Q&As and spy photos from Northern Ireland all attempting to prove that everybody’s favourite bastard wasn’t actually dead.
Now, at long last, HBO has put an end to the stream of gratuitous speculation by releasing the first teaser poster for Season 6:
Yep. It’s Jon Snow. All bloodied up. He’ll be back, definitively, in some form or another. Whether that form is a plain old (okay, fine, very pretty) human being, a White Walker, or some kind of never-before-seen, fire-breathing, laser-eye-shooting Ent/Gamera hybrid is a question for another day.
For now, at least, we’re just thankful to put all the mindless will-he-won’t-he-ing to bed.