If you are anything like us, you are biting at the bit for the new season 6 series of ‘Game of Thrones‘ to start April 24th on HBO. Well, the Game of Thrones team just threw us a bone and added some new teaser photos of the upcoming season as you can see here.

As we have previously reported it looks as though Isaac Hempstead may very well in fact return with a very important role to play in the new season. No word yet on Jon Snow, but fans are raging for his return as well… more on this below

The photos released give a glimpse into the unknowns after season 5 ended like the photos of Yara and father Balon implying that the inhabitants of the Iron Islands may play a larger role in the ongoing battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms. Then back in King’s Landing, the Lannister’s will need to deal with the murder of their daughter by a poisonous kiss by what was thought to be an ally. Arya having to deal with blindness and the thought of her half brother Jon Snow’s brutal death in one of the most climatic scenes of season 5, though many believe that he is not really dead (remember Lord of Light can bring back the dead). We have also received information that Jon is in fact dead but will make a return at some point, though we are not told if it will be this upcoming season or not.

According to Variety: Newcomers joining the “Game of Thrones” cast in Season 6 include “UnREAL” actor Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, the brother of John Bradley’s Samwell; Richard E. Grant in a mystery role; Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy; and Ian McShane in an undisclosed role, of which he cryptically teased, “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”

Here is the teaser sent out by Game Of Thrones staff that again leaves many questions un-answered: