HUZZAH! Game of Thrones fans rejoice! On Thursday, HBO released a little sneak peak of the upcoming sixth season, which premieres April 24th.
The 20 glorious photos reveal the status of some of the characters whose fates were in question at the end of season five. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) seem to have survived their jump from the walls of Winterfell, and sister Yara (Gemma Whelan) and daddy Balon (Patrick Malahide) are also featured. Will the Greyjoys be a larger part of the ongoing battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms this season? Time will tell…
After being absent for all of season five, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is back, pictured alongside the Three-Eyed Raven, now played by Max von Sydow. (Also know as “that old guy from the beginning of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!) The Three-Eyed Raven is reported to play a major role in the events of the new season.
Although Bran is looking good, his sister Arya (Maisie Williams) is looking worse for wear and is blind after her run in with the House of Black and White last season. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is absent from these pictures, however the Red Priestess Melisandre (Caprice van Houten) IS present. Will Jon Snow be resurrected? His presence in HBO’s marketing campaign for season six hints maybe so…
Also in theses images, Cersei and Jaime Lannister, and newcomers to the Game of Thrones cast Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, Richard E. Grant in a mystery role, Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy, and Ian McShane ALSO in an undisclosed role.
Check out the new photos in the photo gallery.
72 days and counting…..