In less than a month, one of my all-time favorite TV series based on one of my most favorite book series, Game of Thrones, is finally back on TV! All its devoted fans (including me, of course) have been waiting for almost a year and now it is almost here and we could hardly wait! This is probably the most anticipated TV series premiere ever. This is for me, at least, the TV equivalent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Season 6 will pick up where the Season 5 finale left off with Jon Snow lying in a pool of his own blood, leaving everyone to wonder about the fate of everybody’s favorite character. But, unlike any other seasons, season 6 is special because for the first time since its pilot, everyone, book readers and non-book readers are on the same playing field. Everybody is clueless! I’ve read all the first five books of the series and I am one of many who get frustrated when George R. R. Martin announced that Book 6, The Winds of Winter, will not come out before the Season 6 of the hit HBO drama hits TV screen. So, I am among everybody now who do not know what to expect, which is somewhat exciting and thrilling.
What we know so far?
After months of purely speculation and theories here and there, HBO has released trailers and made announcements that had somewhat answered some of the questions we had after the season 5 finale. Here are some of the things we gathered for the upcoming season:
Jon Snow is returning, weather dead or alive or in another form, there is no denying he is returning!
After a season hiatus, Bran Stark is finally back, so is Hodor.
Ned Stark is also back, albeit, the young Ned Stark, through flashbacks.
The war between Queen Cersei and Olenna Tyrell is imminent and to watch out for.
Tower of Joy will be explored that would answer all questions revolving Jon Snow’s parentage, or not?
Euron Greyjoy will finally be introduced, just hoping he will be as great as the novel characterization.
Daenerys is back with the Dothrakis.
Jorah Mormont is sicker.
Samwell Tarly’s family will be known.
Theon Greyjoy and Sansa Stark survived the jump.
There will be a new red priestess and priest(?) in town.
Jon, Sansa, Arya, and Bran are still the people we will all be rooting for to win. And Tyrion!
After the Hardhome (best episode of last season), we would expect white walkers to be more prevalent this coming season.
Cersei chooses violence and that’s gonna be nasty.
This is absolutely going to be an explosive season and we just couldn’t wait. April 24, please come soon! Here’s hoping it could live up to the hype and expectations.
We still have less than 30 days of waiting so, for now let’s content ourselves with the Game of Thrones Season 6 Red Band trailer below!
Who else are excited? 🙂