Game of Thrones kicks off its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 at 9pm on HBO. Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this Emmy Award-winning series chronicles an epic struggle for power in the vast and violent continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years.
Among the returning members of the ensemble cast are Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Conleth Hill, Jonathan Pryce and Gwendoline Christie. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the series and serve as executive producers.
Today, new images have been released exclusively from HBO and we’re proud to share them all with you. There are a few potential reveals with these photos but we’re just pumped that something new for Game of Thrones has been released. It’s like a huge weight has been lifted from all of us. This first picture is completely freaking me out by the way. From Entertainment Weekly:
Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) – who (spoiler alert for those not caught up) jumped off the Winterfell castle wall to an unknown fate in the season 5 finale – are shown here very much alive for the first time. Yet seemingly confirmed dead: The tragically poisoned Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free), shown as a corpse back at the Red Keep. There’s also a first look at the new Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) along with Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) who is noticably standing up (presumably because they’re in one of Bran’s vision flashbacks? More details on Bran’s storyline here). And to answer your biggest question: No, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is not among the character photos.
Who else is pumped for season 6? What are your expectations?