Updated 01:39 AM EDT, Tue, Oct 26, 2021

'Game of Thrones' Season 6: First Teaser Trailer Disappointing? Spoilers & Release Date [Watch] 

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As if "Game of Thrones" fans need any reminder at all that the show is full of traumatic turns, the newly released trailer rehashed some of the more brutal ones, including [Spoilers] Jon Snow's assassination, Ned Stark's beheading, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey's poisoning, Arya's blindness, Jamie Lannister's severed hand, and several shots of the dragons and White Walkers.

On one hand, the teaser showed a definitely alive Jon Snow -- and not in a White Walker sense, either. On the other, as Bran (Isaag Hempstead) intoned, "They have no idea what's going to happen."

Of course, it's all rehash, which could be a bit disappointing to fans who want to see what's in store for the next season.

What the teaser lacks, it more than makes up for in its confirmation of the return of Bran Stark, who was missing in action during the entire fifth season. As The Hollywood Reporter noted, he was last seen in the fourth season with his companions, Hodor (Kristian Nairn) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) at the foot of a wizard who promised him that he "will fly".

The outlet also noted that the show has already run beyond the book series, but there is still one Bran chapter that they are yet to adapt, which fans may see in season five, as Bran is starting to learn the art of "skinchanging" and "greenseeing," where he can inhabit the bodies of other living things.

The trailer's lack of new footage does make sense, however, and that the teaser is the way it is: as the Three-Eyed Raven (Max Von Sydow) narrated, "The past is already written, and the ink is dry." Bran's last chapter also saw him experiencing visions of the past, such as his late father, Ned Stark, in the woods just outside of Winterfell.

Rolling Stone noted that the clip is a fitting follow-up to the teaser poster recently released, which reignited rumors of Jon Snow's fate in the series.

These teasers seem to go against HBO Programming President, Michael Lombardo's, words at the Television Critics Association in June, when he said that "Dead is dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes. Everything I've seen and heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead."

You couldn't put it past him to throw off fans in the opposite direction, though, especially because the show has finally come to a point when even book readers have no idea where the story is heading.

"Game of Thrones" season six will premiere in April on HBO.

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