Jon Snow appears in new trailer for ‘Game of Thrones’ season six

"The Long Night is coming, and the dead come with it"

HBO has revealed the morbid first trailer for the sixth season of Game Of Thrones.

A host of characters, including Ned Stark, Joffrey and Jon Snow all feature whith Snow (Kit Harrington) saying: “The Long Night is coming, and the dead come with it.”

Season five of the hit series, based on the novels of George R.R. Martin, ended with Snow’s apparent death. Since then fans have speculated as to whether or not the character had actually been killed off and whether or not he may appear in the new episodes.

Season six of Game Of Thrones begins on April 24, airing at the same time in the UK and US as Sky Atlantic “simulcasts” the show for British viewers. Fans will be able to watch the season premiere at 2am on Monday, April 25 (9PM on April 24 in the US) with a repeat in the UK at 9pm on Monday, April 25.

The first trailer for season six was revealed last year. The trailer followed a teaser poster which showed the blood-stained face of Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow, who was apparently left after bleeding to death at the end of season five.

New cast members for season six include veteran actor Max von Sydow, who has been cast as the Three-eyed Raven, and Withnail And I‘s Richard E. Grant, who will play the manager of a visiting theatre troupe. Meanwhile, Golden Globe-winning actor Ian McShane has also joined the cast in a currently unknown role.

Game of Thrones Season 6 will premiere on April 24, 2016 on HBO.