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.
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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.
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.
If Game of Thrones Season 5 had any notable crack in the facade, it was Jaime and Bronn’s ultimately arbitrary adventures in Dorne, a stand-in for a long-delayed book plot returning us to the Riverland Tullys. Now, evidence suggests Jaime may finally fulfill his literary destiny, running afoul of some long-missed book characters as well.
George R.R. Martin has more to his name than just Game of Thrones, and Cinemax may help prove that to your average TV viewer. The premium cable network has begun development of a new series based on Martin’s ‘80s werewolf novella Skin Trade, and there’s nothing about the phrase “80s werewolf novella” we can’t get behind.
Game of Thrones fans are no stranger to scrutinizing production and trafficking wild rumors, and HBO itself has discussed the possibility of a big-screen closer to its George R.R. Martin adaptation, but don’t start lining up just yet. Martin himself debunked the latest rumor, at least for the time being.
The fifth season finale of Game of Thrones left both viewers and readers in the lurch, finishing the extent of published storylines for characters like Daenerys and Jon Snow. We certainly had an inkling of who next Daenerys might align with, but leaked photos from the Season 6 set seem to spoil at least one major plot point of Dany’s next storyline.
Game of Thrones has walked a narrow tightrope on the way to Season 6, declining comment on the various Kit Harington sightings that seemingly spoil Jon Snow’s fate, while still towing the company line. Now, some incredible new rumors of a major battle could be our biggest Jon Snow break yet, as well as insight into Season 6's major plot.
It’s grown old hat to accuse Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin of stalling on the franchise’s sixth installment The Winds of Winter, most recently by the revered author’s Sharknado cameo, so we have good news and bad. Martin will put in a zombified appearance on Syfy’s Z Nation, but may also finally drop Winter in 2016, according to reports.