Moreso than ever, Game of Thrones Season 6 seemed to pay off years of fanservice and speculation, particularly the finale reveal of what appeared to be Jon Snow’s origin. Well, half of it anyway. Now that we know who Jon Snow’s mother is, cast and crew seem to confirm that the father will (somewhat) remain a mystery for Season 7.
Game of Thrones keeps historically vague through San Diego appearances, but will Comic-Con 2016 break the mold? Fresh off Season 6, the HBO drama sets its official Comic-Con 2016 panel plans, joining others like Silicon Valley, Vice Principals and Cinemax’s Outcast, but where’s Westworld in all of this?
Any ‘Game of Thrones’ fan knows religion is a major facet of the series. We’ve heard characters named drop the Old Gods and the New time and time again. We’ve seen the weirwood trees. We’ve watched Melisandre stare into the flames seeking signs from her Red God. But in Season 6 the gods played their most prominent role in the show’s narrative yet.
Game of Thrones fans are still flying blind when it comes to the number of episodes remaining in the series, but with Season 7 production already gearing up, our first directors have arrived. Not only will fan-favorite Alan Taylor return to the fold, but also the fulltime influence of costume designer Michele Clapton, and more!
Now that all the dust, fire, blood and snow has settled on Game of Thrones Season 6, it’s a comfort to look back on the crazier theories that never came to pass. No, Lady Stoneheart won’t be joining the series, and Bran won’t be whispering sweet-nothings to the Mad King just yet, but above all else, we can finally let go of that dumb “Sansa is pregnant” theory. So says Sophie Turner herself!
Travel time notwithstanding, Game of Thrones’ sixth season finale finally ushered Sam into the great Citadel library to begin his training as a Maester, in search of vital intel for Jon Snow’s battle against the Night King. That said, a few easter eggs in the library itself caught the eye of clever viewers, and might just blow up Game of Thrones’ reality like wildfire.
You may have heard of a small indie program on one of the smaller networks, HBO’s Game of Thrones. People talk about it. In any case, this program appears to have aired a Season 6 finale recently, for which the ratings apparently reached an all-time high. You may commence removing your jaws from the floor, and/or cease howling in confusion.
Game of Thrones cleared yet more villains off the board in Season 6, presumably to make way for ultimate big bad the Night(’s) King, though Season 7 has a ways to go before the undead army offers a clear and present danger. Following Sunday’s big finale, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss offer their take on the Night King pursing those blue lips to finally say something, as well what it might take to get past that pesky Wall.
Game of Thrones left us with quite a few upsets by Season 6 finale “The Winds of Winter,” though certain reappearances more than ever exacerbated running questions of how quickly characters traverse the map. Now, writer-producer Bryan Cogman offers a frank answer to said riddle, one which sadly never ends with Arya’s best rendition of “I’m On A Boat.”
Welcome to “Recapping the Realm,” where each week ScreenCrush senior editor Erin Whitney is joined by Tyler McCarthy and Kelly Lawler for a SPOILER-filled discussion of the latest ‘Game of Thrones.’ This week, Erin, Tyler, and Kelly discuss season finale “Winds of Winter” (full episode review here). Tyler is an Assistant Managing Editor at Odyssey. You can tweet at him at @TylerMcCarthy. Kelly is an Entertainment Writer and Social Media Editor at USA Today. You can tweet at her at @klawls.