Game of Thrones
The cast and crew of HBO's "Game of Thrones" pose backstage with their Outstanding Drama Series award during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake

HBO’s new “Game of Thrones” Season 6 posters have probably confirmed the old theory of several returning characters. Just like the teaser trailer that came out earlier, these teasers are also focused on the dead. The new set of images can be thought of as a continuation of the teaser trailer as it is also set in the Hall of Faces in the House of Black and White.

However, “Game of Thrones” fans who are looking at the photos from every angle may be disappointed to know that the images do not give away much and do not suggest anything that is coming in Season 6. Moreover, HBO is being doubly cautious as to not give away any hint on Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) fate.

[Spoiler Alert] The posters show characters who are long dead and also still living, with each character’s dialogue as captions. Fans will see dead characters such as Oberyn Martell (Perdro Pascal), Ned Stark (Sean Bean) and Robb Stark (Richard Madden), as well as Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Nymeria Sand (Jessica Henwick), Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner).

All favourite characters reduced to frozen faces. What does it mean? Probably no one has an answer. However, HBO is doing a great job keeping Jon Snow in the thick and thin of things and in all its marketing campaigns. Does this explain Harington’s set visits even after his character was killed? Maybe Snow is dead but his face lives on. Somebody else may put on his face and continue as Snow.

What the posters do is set the spooky mood for Season 6, writes Deadline. However, there is a downside to Snow’s resurrection. Earlier when he appeared solo in an HBO poster, fans were more or less sure he was set to return. But now, the Hall of Faces posters show past dead characters, too. All of them cannot return. Thus, it is kind of a turn off for Jon Snow fans.

However, as the Greyjoys put it – “What is dead may never die.” Bran may also master his psychic skills to bring back a lot of dead characters.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres at 9 PM, Sunday, April 24 on HBO.