Is Jon Snow really dead or alive?

This question has finally been answered in the latest “Game of Thrones” season six trailer released by HBO. Snow, played by Kit Harington, is coming back this season but not as fans expected.  The new trailer showed that Snow is indeed dead but also hinted that he will be coming back this season.

In the trailer, Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) says “He’s gone,” as the camera pans down on Snow’s bloody body still lying on the snow where he was last seen in the previous season.

“I’ve never been much of a fighter,” Davos says at the end of the trailer. He then pulls Jon’s Valyrian sword Longclaw from its sheath while standing beside the fallen Lord Commander’s body. “Apologies for what you’re about to see,” he adds.

In an interview with  Time Out, Harington said he is only back in season six in the capacity of his character’s corpse. “I filmed some scenes of me being dead – it’s some of my best work.”

When asked about possible plot twists this season, he teased: “I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that!”

There have been speculations that Melisandre will bring Snow to life or he will become a White Walker, Metro wrote.

GoT has been teasing fans on Snow’s fate for months. In the recently released character posters, Jon Snow is missing. Even the show’s executives have said the character is really dead.

However, HBO also earlier released a GoT poster that featured bloodied Jon Snow. Harington has also been spotted several times on the set of the series.

Meanwhile, the new GoT teaser also offered a glimpse of violence at the Seven Kingdoms, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

In King’s Landing, the High Sparrow’s Faith Militant army makes their move against Cersei Lannister Cersei (Lena Headey) and Ser Robert Strong — the new alias of Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.

“Order your man to step aside or there will be violence,” said Lancel Lannister. Cersei replied: “I choose violence.”

“Game of Thrones” season six premieres on April 24 on HBO.