See what your favourite Game Of Thrones characters are up to in Season 6.
There’s only one month left until the much-awaited Season 6 of Game of Thrones
TimeOut London. Explaining that Jon Snow is merely a corpse in Season 6(sorry folks), Kit went on to say, ‘Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series.’
And judging by this new trailer, it looks like he’s right. But, we’re still keeping our hopes up. As Jon’s former lover Ygritte would say, ‘You know nothing, Jon Snow.’
Fans were also treated to new set footage that gave us our look behind-the-scenes of the show’s penultimate season.
The show had also released some foreboding posteres featuring characters very much dead (Robert Baratheon and Robb Stark), alive (Daenarys Targaryen and Arya Stark) and the forever mysterious Jon Snow, the series places our heroes, eyes shut and looking very much dead, as they lay in wait in the Hall Of Faces, which you may remember was that creepy temple Arya Stark found herself in during Season 5.
So what does this mean for Season 6? Well, it could just drive home the fact that none of these characters are safe, and though we love them, they may find themselves at death’s door at some point this season.
And Sansa Stark herself pretty much confirms this theory. On the Oscars red carpet, Sophie Turner revealed that the morbid marketing for the hit show isn’t that far off. Speaking on her own chances for survival, Sophie admitted she’s one of the safe ones this season saying, ‘I’m like flicking through [the script] saying, death, death, death, death … alright, I’m good for this season.’
Though we will have to wait and see until the premiere who lives and dies in good ‘ol Westeros, the series’ has been whetting fan’s appettites for months with sneak peeks into the new season.
But when the interviewer probed Kit on whether Jon could still return, Kit was more confusing saying, ‘Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see. It’s going to be a very exciting season… So I’m led to believe.’
This isn’t the first time the cast have hinted at an eventful Season 6, with 18-year-old Maisie Williams, who plays fan-favourite Arya Stark, giving her own thoughts on Jon Snow when she spoke about the series at the London Critics’ Circle Awards.
Saying that Jon Snow’s death scene was ‘awful’, the actress confirmed that Season 6 is filled with the surprises we usually associate with GoT, admitting ‘There’s a great twist, but I can’t say that he’s going to be alive.’ And then she pulled this brilliant face…
We can only assume this means Jon Snow IS back… Just not as we remember him. Resurrection, anybody?
While we have no idea if Maisie is telling the truth about our favourite man on the Wall, we are getting more and more info about Game Of Thrones‘ penultimate series.
Most recenty, in the year-end roundup for HBO, many of the network’s hit series was on display, with four seconds of new footage from Season 6 teasing fans for next year’s series.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), or Khaleesi as she’s more popularly called, makes an appearance, looking a little worse for wear after being stranded by her dragons in Season 5. Although the biggest surprise comes with Lena Headey’s character, Cersei Lannister, showing off her new pixie cut, after undergoing a humiliating shaving of her hair in last season’s emotional final episodes.
While the new footage doesn’t give us much storyline to go on, Game Of Thrones previously had fans in a frenzy with a new teaser for the series, showing our first look at Bran Stark.
Starting off with an ominous voiceover, the teaser shows a very much alive Jon Snow looking out over what we can assume is The Wall of the North. Going on to show the very violent and dramatic scenes of previous seasons – the death of Robb Stark, the White Walkers and Jon Snow’s murder – the 41-second sneak peek ends with a definitive tease for Game Of Thrones fans, with Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead Wright, proclaiming ‘They have no idea what’s going to happen.’ You can say that again.
This is the first hint of what’s to come for Season 6, and a major development in the story of Jon Snow. If you haven’t been watching Game of Thrones (and really, you should), Jon Snow was *spoilers* killed off at the end of Season 5 after his reign as Lord Commander of the Wall ended in mutiny. Kit Harington, who has played Jon Snow since the series’ first episode, has been tight-lipped on whether his death was the last we saw of Jon or… In a world where dragons and magic exist, he would be brought back from the dead.
The new teaser and poster released by HBO does a lot to suggest that the latter may be true. Game of Thrones doesn’t make it a habit to highlight dead characters in teaser posters, and the fresh blood on Jon’s face could confirm a fan theory that the bastard son of Winterfell is resurrected by the Red Woman Melisandre, as has been done to previous characters.
It certainly does a lot in getting fans excited for what is, presumably, the second-to-last series of the book-to-TV phenomenon.
If Kit does return as Jon Snow – and we’d bet good money he does – it will be a major move towards ending the series, as another prominent fan theory is that Jon’s position on The Wall potentially fighting against the White Walkers, might be the denouement of the hugely successful fantasy series.
Season 6 will also be the first season that book fans and the TV series’ fans will finally be in the same boat. It is the first time the series overtakes George R. R. Martin’s novels, with Season 5 having finished adapting A Dance With Dragons, the last released book of the series, with George R. R. still writing the final two novels, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.