Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss which premiered on HBO on April 17, 2011. The series is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by author George R. R. Martin. The series takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos and chronicles the power struggles among the noble families as they fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.
And speaking of HBO’s only drama hit, Games is finally back — and it returns under tighter security than many government secrets. (The opening episode has been shared with America head of government Barack Obama, but presumably he’s not talking.)
The wait is over and Game of Thrones season 6 is basically here.
‘Winter is coming’ but instead of chilling the excitement levels, the anticipation for the sixth instalment of the HBO/Sky Atlantic series is actually heating up.
For those still talking about Jon Snow’s mortality , it’s time to focus on the other characters, new cast members and thrilling storylines that await especially as outcast Cersei Lannister has promised violent revenge .
While Lena Headey’s character is desperate to get the Seven Kingdoms back under her reign, other’s like Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark would simply love to see again, after it was revealed her character will be blind in season 6.
WARNING: Below write up contains spoilers
The first trailer of the series landed at the start of March.
The teaser confirmed that Kit Harington’s Snow was actually dead as it began with him lying on the ground after being betrayed by the Night’s Watch.
“We’re the only ones who matter and everything they’ve taken from us we’re going to take back and more,” says a frantic looking Jaime Lannister, as the Kingslayer stares lovingly into his sister’s eyes.
Is Jon Snow actually dead?
Although the first trailer for season six showed Jon lying in the (forgive the pun) Snow, and even Kit Harington’s co-stars confirming the Leader of the Night’s Watch was dead, fans still have a feeling the Westeros legend is ALIVE and even riding horse in one of the trailers.
If Jon does come back from beyond the grave it will take something pretty special.
The dead are coming
There’s a war coming, according to Davos.
“The real war is between the living and the dead. And make no mistake, the dead are coming,” he warns.
So who IS dead?
Game of Thrones showrunners have officially confirmed a much-loved character Syrio Forel, played by Miltos Yerolemou, is dead.
Syrio taught Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark how to use a sword, before eventually getting the young Stark to be deadly with her very own weapon, ‘Needle’.
When talking about the character Williams, revealed to IGN that he still ‘feels’ alive.
She said: “I always was like, ‘Oh, no, I feel like he’s still alive’.
“I always had my own theory that he and Jaqen were the same person.”
Despite her brilliant theory, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have shutdown the idea, telling the actress: “No, he is dead.”
After having her ‘dream’ crushed, she continued: “I was like, ‘Oh, OK.’ So that put that to bed really quickly, but I guess we can all still dream.
“Maybe if it’s not in the show, it will be in the book, and that will be great.”
Still, at this point, previews might not matter. If you love the show, nothing anyone says is likely to keep you from watching and if you don’t by this point, nothing is likely to pull you in.