TV resurrections certainly hit a boiling point over the last few days, between last night’s dumpster-diving Walking Dead, or this morning’s surprise Game of Thrones revelation, a proximity not lost on the former’s creative minds. The Walking Dead took a playful shot at Game of Thrones for torturing fans, but is the pot calling the kettle (or perhaps just taking the) black?
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Game of Thrones has had a rough go of keeping Jon Snow's Season 6 status under wraps, admittedly putting up a better fight than some, but at long last, the ex-Lord Commander is risen. Game of Thrones has officially confirmed Jon Snow's return by a surprising new poster, along with an April premiere!
Television characters are killed off shows all the time, but what happens when it turns into a gimmick or trick that incites denial? Where is the weight in losing a character only to believe they’re alive or resurrected? Whether or not you’re an active TV watcher, one look at social media over the past several months will reveal just how much of a trend major TV deaths have become this year. Here’s where I’ll warn you: If you haven’t caught up on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or The Leftovers, I strongly advise you to stop reading now.
It’s hard to believe that Game of Thrones Season 6 remains in production, given all we’ve heard and seen over the last few months, but even with some major surprises taken as a given, the 2016 run may blow our minds yet. A new set report teases an impressive four-way meeting in a major locale, and there may be a giant in our midsts as well.
Game of Thrones Season 6 has enough mysteries on its plate to fill a banquet, but one among them has gone largely overlooked. We may not know who Deadwood alum Ian McShane will play in his brief appearance, though new word suggests he may have something to do with returning a fan-favorite character into the mix.
Game of Thrones Season 6 has suffered some intense spoiler scrutiny, but never so much as to leak actual scripts. One actor seems not to have gotten that message however, “accidentally” sharing an image of an upcoming Season 6 scene with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen.
The 42-week wait in between Game of Thrones Seasons has been torturous enough, but even after its most hotly-contested cliffhanger yet, Game of Thrones Season 6 may put us through another agonizing month. A new realization about the HBO 2016 schedule could push Game of Thrones’ next premiere to May, rather than the April start we’ve grown accustomed to.
Production on Game of Thrones Season 6 has come under more scrutiny than ever, to the point that fans looking for news of Jon Snow may well know the entire arc through the ninth episode. That spoiler train keeps on rolling, as a major sequence from Season 6 may put two long-separated characters back together, and kill off two more.
All men must die, particularly when it comes to TV, though more often the star in question expresses only gratitude for their time in front of the camera. Not so with a certain Game of Thrones alum, who recently voiced disappointment over his beautiful death, claiming the ordeal with producers left him “truthfully, miffed.”
Death for Game of Thrones can prove something of a guessing game, each season resurrecting or returning one character after another. Season 5 in particular kept people out in the snow on several major figures, but at least one character we can count as truly, sincerely no more. So sayeth the word of an official book.