Jon Snow
HBO released a new image of Jon Snow in this Game of Thrones season 6 posterHBO

Game of Thrones season 6 is all set to break away from earlier instalments in terms of narrative and how the season unfolds. While earlier seasons took their time in establishing the storyline and building up to a big, memorable (and mostly shocking) finale, the upcoming season promises to kick off with a bang. In a recent interview, the season 6 premiere episode director Jeremy Podeswa teased some details about season 6 episode 1.

He said: "Doing the first episode of a new season is always a bit tricky because they tend to lay down a lot of tracks for the season and check on where the characters are now. They're not usually the most dynamic episodes." (via Cinemablend)

"Happily for me this year the producers tried to work against that. The season gets off to an amazing start, stuff of consequence happens and the first two episodes are really strong."

Fans will have to wait and see what this "stuff of consequence" really is, while several are speculating that the season 6 premiere episode will feature the rumoured and much-talked about resurrection of Jon Snow. In an earlier interview with Yahoo TV, when asked if Jon Snow will be part of the season premiere, the director replied, "...the show picks up where it left off last season. That's all I'll say on that subject."

He also added, "Expectations are always very high at the beginning of the season, and checking in with all of the characters is a daunting prospect. What's great about this season is that there's very little expository stuff. It starts off with a bang and you're right into the excitement of the story."

Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere in April 2016.