Cliffhanger might not be the right word to describe the final moments of Game of Thrones’ fifth season, but it definitely left us wanting more. There are countless plot threads to wrap up, characters in limbo that need accounting for and, of course, the threat of winter finally hitting Westeros in full force.
We’re still more than two weeks away from the premiere, but HBO has started releasing some details about the season’s first episode.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO announced on Thursday that the first episode will be called “The Red Woman,” is written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
HBO also published a cryptic synopsis of the premiere episode: “Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”
The creators really want to hammer that point home, don’t they? We all know that Jon Snow died at the end of the fifth season, but many believe that Melisandre (the “Red Woman” mentioned in the episode’s title) will bring him back to life in some capacity during the course of the season.
As for Daenerys, the last we saw her, she was being approached by a group of Dothraki. Could the strong man in question be the leader of the group? And finally, it sounds like Cersei will learn about the sad fate of her daughter.
Game of Thrones season 6 premieres on April 24th.