'Game of Thrones' season 6: Things to know
Brace yourselves, Game of Thrones season 6 is coming.
That's right, kids, the sixth season in the HBO show is closer than you think. The show premieres on Sunday April 24 and will hopefully start to answer some of our many, many unanswered questions. But because we can't stop thinking about it, we've rounded up the important information we've been able to glean from the interviews and trailers that have been circulating. Here's everything we know, so far, about what to expect.
They still claim Jon Snow is dead
Silly very innocent Kit Harington claims that the only reason he was in Belfast to film the show was so that he could be a corpse. He told as much to Time Out.
Harington: Look, I’m not in the show any more. I’m definitely not in the new series.
Time Out: So you didn’t film any new scenes?
KH: I filmed some scenes of me being dead – (jokily) it’s some of my best work.
TO: Do you know what happens in the series or have you lost your privileges?
KH: I don’t have a clue. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that!
To which we say: Ha. Ha ha ha. Ha. Jon Snow is ALIVE. We are almost totally positive.
The show won't spoil the books ... apparently
Hardcore book fans who are worried that the tables are going to turn on them this season since the show has (almost entirely) caught up with the books, they need not worry as much. At least, according to the show's executive producers.
“People are talking about whether the books are going to be spoiled – and it’s really not true,” David Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. “So much of what we’re doing diverges from the books at this point. And while there are certain key elements that will be the same, we’re not going to talk so much about that – and I don’t think George is either. People are going to be very surprised when they read the books after the show. They’re quite divergent in so many respects for the remainder of the show.”
So don't worry, kids, there will be plenty of surprises in The Winds of Winter. If/when it ever publishes.
Some actors actually want their characters to die
Or, at least, that's what Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa, wants.
“I don’t want to survive,” Turner told The Wall Street Journal. Later, she added: “If you’re onGame of Thrones and you don’t have a cool death scene, then what’s the point?”
THE POINT IS KEEPING SOME GOOD IN THIS WORLD, SOPHIE. I mean, we're not emotionally invested in this or anything.
Bran is back and so is the White Walker king
Remember that whole trailer thing? We're still reeling from it because there was so much information presented in just a few short minutes. But the really big takeaway, and the one we're not forgetting anytime soon, is Bran's appearance standing next to the Night King of the White Walkers. It looks like a vision, but what does it MEAN!?!?
The only person who gets to see it in advance is the President
We are 100 percent serious about this.
Speaking with Vulture, actor Liam Cunningham (who plays Davos) had this interesting tidbit to share. “Did you know he gets advance copies? POTUS. He gets DVD copies before we do. And we’re in it!”
OK. We're potentially more jealous than when Obama got the cast of Hamilton to perform in his own house.
You can scroll through photos from season 6 below.