Death Prevails in New 'Game of Thrones' Trailer

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Tyrion Lannisyer (Peter Dinklage) struggles with his new role after the Battle of the Blackwater. Helen Sloan/HBO

"What part of 'All men must die' don't you people understand?" bellowed Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin on Twitter, admonishing a fanbase unable to come to terms with the loss of Jon Snow at the end of the last series.

For the past five seasons, the creators of the HBO epic have almost mockingly clung to the show's mantra, unafraid to goad fans for the unavoidable yet foolish bonds of love and loyalty they form with characters constantly at the mercy of Martin's imagination.

The latest teaser trailer gives no direct insights into the new series, but it does underline the lethal unpredictability that has made the show a global success.

As the camera slowly pans around the House of Black and White's Hall of Faces, we see the still faces of Ned Stark, King Joffrey, and finally Jon Snow as the previously slain characters' voices echo amid the Faceless Man's collection. Snow's appearance in the room of the fallen, though expected, is still a disappointing sight for viewers wishing he might have somehow survived the mutiny on the wall.

But fans are not given time to fall back into mourning, as the camera edges away and rests on a new set of deathly profiles, with father-killer Tyrion Lannister's set face surrounded by the 'Mother of Dragons' Daenerys Targaryen, and Braavos' own Arya Stark.

All men must die. Indeed.

Game of Thrones season six premieres on April 24.