‘Game of Thrones’ at last returns for Season 6 to answer the burning Jon Snow mystery of “The Red Woman,” but was the wait all for naught? What other shocking twists and unexpected deaths filled our first off-book season premiere? Find out in our full review!
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Good news! Or terrible news. Now that we know Game of Thrones has officially been renewed for Season 7, talk inevitably turns to the number of episodes and seasons left, last estimated by showrunners around 13 hours beyond Season 6. Well, we might end up with a higher number than that, by their own admission, or simply call it quits with Season 7 altogether.
Game of Thrones may have an official Season 7 order, but in case you somehow hadn’t heard, Season 6 will premiere as early as this coming Sunday. Have an all new round of photos from “The Red Woman” to corroborate this, despite their lack of red, women, or that dastardly Jon Snow.
It’s been some time since we learned that Game of Thrones was likely to earn a seventh and eighth season renewal, which in recent weeks turned to reports of just 13 episodes between, but we’ve at least gotten an update. HBO has officially renewed the fantasy smash for Season 7 at least, without offering much further detail.
Game of Thrones will peel back at least a few layers of Season 6 mystery by Sunday’s premiere, but fans may have to wait even longer to answer questions dogging the franchise for years. That said, a new promo may confirm the flashback many have been hoping for, along with a few new sneak peeks to tide us over.
Only days to go before the Season 6 premiere, Game of Thrones fans aren’t any closer to learning how quickly the series will end, especially as HBO confirmed that spinoffs were out of the question for now. That said, George R.R. Martin still has in mind the perfect choice for an extension of the franchise, which might be better served as a tie-in movie.
It’s an annual traditional we know all too well. Spending 10 weeks enraptured by the sex, blood and drama of the Seven Kingdoms, watching our favorite characters killed off by season’s end, then finding ways to survive a whole year without ‘Game of Thrones.’ Luckily we’re only days from the Season 6 premiere, but this year will be unlike the others. Now that the series has surpassed George R.R. Martin’s books, show and book fans, as well as critics, will enter ‘Game of Thrones’ knowing as much as Jon Snow. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared; you should be very prepared.
Game of Thrones fans have known for some time that Season 6 would return to a few abandoned subplots and locales from earlier in the series, particularly with regard to the Riverlands, and now another notable Season 3 face could kick off a story fans have waited for. Does the Brotherhood Without Banners have a stony new leader?
If last night’s news of Game of Thrones potentially ending its final two seasons over just 13 episodes weren’t a sobering enough reminder of the series’ longevity, talk naturally turns to the possibility for spinoff, or even other series set among the world of Westeros. Sadly, HBO casts all your spinoff dreams into the fire, barring any real desire from showrunners.
On the eve of Game of Thrones’ sixth season, neither HBO nor showrunners have clarified past disparity between the adapted Song of Ice and Fire series lasting seven or eight seasons, but the truth may lie somewhere in-between. Bosses believe Game of Thrones may have only 13 episodes left after Season 6, splitting them into two seasons.