More-so than ever, Game of Thrones Season 6 will take us into the Winds of Winter spoiler territory that George R.R. Martin himself has yet to schedule a date for, let alone publish. Already, the HBO drama has taken a few dark turns not yet found in Martin’s literary work, though the author admits a major Season 5 sequence will in fact unfold in one of the upcoming books.
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Game of Thrones didn’t drop too many spoilers of George R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter by the first trailer, but the author himself has acknowledged the likelihood of some readers learning ahead of others. We don’t yet know when to expect Book 6 either, but don’t expect Martin to finish the series with A Dream of Spring ahead of its HBO counterpart, unless Game of Thrones runs upwards of 10 seasons.
Game of Thrones brought us all to life with its first full trailer for Season 6, teasing a certain Snow-y resurrection and plenty of new deaths for Westeros alike. We couldn’t help diving way deeper into every frame of footage, so what secrets of Game of Thrones Season 6 were hidden in the flames?
Just when you thought Game of Thrones might go on lockdown until the Season 6 premiere in April, the full trailer has arisen! Prepare to scan every frame for Jon Snow clues as the realm erupts into chaos in our first real footage!
The Season 6 fate of Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow has proven both the TV industry’s best, and worst-kept secret, subject to speculation and fan sleuthing at every turn, and HBO refuses to risk any official leaks. In an unprecedented move, perhaps owing to last year’s pirated episodes, HBO will withhold any Game of Thrones Season 6 press screeners ahead of the premiere.
The current cycle of preparing for Game of Thrones’ Season 6 return has fans scraping every corner for news of Jon Snow’s revival, ostensibly spoiling George R.R. Martin’s books, though we sometimes forget how HBO’s divergence from the novels can backfire. Now, Martin reveals that HBO already killed one character he’s plotted a key Winds of Winter twist for, leaving Game of Thrones in the lurch.
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.
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.