We’re only a few months out from Game of Thrones Season 6, close enough that HBO has dropped numerous teasers and even a few scraps of footage, but still keeps deadly silent on the fate of Jon Snow. Poor Kit Harington can’t even acknowledge what we’ve all confirmed at this point either, insisting Jon Snow is dead, and “everyone has to get used to it.”
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Let’s be real: it sucks to be on Game of Thrones. Not matter what royal, or distinguished house you may count yourself among, all manner of terrible, insufferable misfortune will befall you and your family, whether or not you even want the Iron Throne. Case in point, try these three new Season 6 teasers on for size, as the Game of Thrones leaves every sigil in tatters.
The Game of Thrones promotional wheel tends not to crank up until February or so, especially with Season 6 airing further into April than ever before, and ripe with the franchise’s biggest spoilers. So while the network may continue to troll us with new posters and teasers, we’ve at least got a brand-new scrap of footage from the 2016 return.
The 2016 Golden Globes have been nothing if not consistent with surprises, and following all the unexpected Mozart in the Jungle love, the Best TV Drama went far more reasonably. USA breakout Mr. Robot is your new winner for 2016's Best TV drama, and deservedly so.
Just a few short hours ago, HBO gave Game of Thrones fans reason to celebrate by confirming Season 6’s April premiere, but the party may not be over just yet. Sources say that HBO will soon renew Game of Thrones for both Seasons 7 and 8, potentially to close out the series.
It seems like only a few short weeks ago, Game of Thrones sent fans into a panic with speculation that Season 6 might end up scheduled for May 2016, rather than its usual April slot, but rest easy. Not only has the landmark year for HBO’s high fantasy been set for an official April bow, but so too have fellow power-players Veep Season 5 and Silicon Valley Season 3.
Just before the New Year, Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin alluded to a possible update on The Winds of Winter, the sixth novel in his series dangling precariously ahead of its HBO counterpart. Well, that update is finally here, and fans of the Song and Ice and Fire series may not like what they have to hear.
As we ascend into 2016, anticipation only grows for the upcoming sixth season of Game of Thrones, itself the furthest beyond author George R.R. Martin’s published works yet. It had seemed increasingly unlikely Martin might publish sixth novel The Winds of Winter ahead of the HBO series, sparing literary readers some potential spoilers, though the author at least hints an update will arrive soon.
Even as Bran’s northern journey ranked among the less compelling Game of Thrones plots over the years, his Season 4 arrival at the Three-Eyed Raven signaled a much more momentous turn ahead, albeit at the cost of Isaac Hempstead Wright sitting out a season. Now, with Bran’s return confirmed, Wright teases visions of Westeros’ past, present and future, potentially some major mythology for the series.
Earlier today, Game of Thrones offered our first official look at Season 6, namely the continued story of a character surpassing author George R.R. Martin’s published material. More and more, HBO’s adaptation moves beyond its literary inspiration, while Martin’s past comments suggest that a myriad of “distraction” prevent his writing, including the sixth Song of Ice and Fire novel, The Winds of Winter.