Season six of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 24, HBO announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.

While details are scarce about the plot for the upcoming episodes of the hugely popular fantasy series, a teaser released late last year suggests that it will address the season five cliffhanger that left fans speculating whether Jon Snow was alive after he became the victim of a mutany.


The season also marks the return of Isaac Hempstead as Bran Stark, a character who has not been seen since season four. New cast members this season include Max Von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven and Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, the brother of John Bradley’s Samwell.