Game of Thrones fans have good reason to suspect the obvious candidate for a Season 6 resurrection, but another thought-dead favorite may too pop up in 2016, and not necessarily in flashback. Who, pray-tell, might have survived a brush with the hounds of hell to return in Game of Thrones Season 6?
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The uncharted territory of Game of Thrones Season 6 has stirred a great deal of interest among which characters might return, some confirmed, and others overwhelmingly suggested. Now, two more names have entered the fray, as evidence might put Natalie Tena (Osha) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) in Season 6.
There may never be another season of television with as much built-in anticipation as Game of Thrones Season 6, both over the fate of Jon Snow and the possibility of revealing George R.R. Martin’s story ahead of time. Now, Season 6 director Jeremy Podeswa opens up ever-so-slightly on either, in the process suggesting there may yet be more to Jon Snow’s story.
Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones will officially outpace George R.R. Martin’s books (unless you wanna throw Winds of Winter at us in March, George), fans cant help looking toward the inevitable series’ end in sight. And while Martin wouldn’t dare spoil any early details, the author at least assures us not everyone will die horrible apocalyptic deaths.
Beyond all the Jon Snow speculation, Game of Thrones Season 6 has book and TV fans alike uncertain what to expect from the next chapters of George R.R. Martin’s story. The return of Bran and his new teacher has many presuming a variety of flashbacks, which may yet have been confirmed, if a new report casting a young Ned Stark is to be believed.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you know that trial by combat doesn’t end well — a character must fight to the death to prove his innocence. If he lives, he’s innocent. If he dies, he’s guilty. One Game of Thrones super-fan thinks this is a great idea, and is attempting to invoke his right to trial by combat in the New York State Supreme Court.
Even Game of Thrones’ worst villains have a tendency to get their comeuppance, and few have gone unpunished as long as David Bradley’s Red Wedding mastermind Walder Frey. Now, with Season 6 on the horizon, Bradley confirms that Walder Frey will return, but does a new casting report pinpoint the coming year?
Well, if ever we showed disappointment with Game of Thrones Season 6 snoozing its way through Comic-Con without a hint of casting, the world of Westeros is more than making up for it. On the heels of adding Ian McShane, Game of Thrones has added Star Wars star and the all-around prolific Max von Sydow to the cast, and we actually know his role!
We don’t know who Ian McShane is playing in Game of Thrones and the original announcement seemed to indicate that his role may remain a secret for at least a little while. We do know that his screen time will be limited but that “his character is of key importance.” With only those clues to go on, we can narrow this down. There are five characters that we think he can play in Game of Thrones season six.
Pardon the pun, but all the cloak and dagger mystery of Game of Thrones Season 6 just got a major shot to the gut. The 2016 return to Westeros just swore in its biggest addition yet, adding Al Swearengen himself, Deadwood alum Ian McShane for a major new role.