Over the past few months, HBO has dropped a handful of teasers hinting at what we might be able to expect when we return to Westeros next month. None of them have really given much away, but with the release of this first full trailer, we’ve finally got a couple of questions answered.
The slight reveal is that Kit Harington will be back for at least one more episode. Naturally, everyone’s expecting Melisandre to work her magic and bring Jon Snow back from the dead. But we see Melisandre somewhat remorseful, telling Davos that the victory she saw in the flames was a lie, so whether or not she can indeed bring him back remains to be seen. Maybe it was all a bluff to make us think that’s what would happen, only to keep Jon Snow dead after all. Or maybe the trailer’s bluffing, and that’s what HBO wants us to think. Only a few more weeks until we find out, either way.
On the other side of the world, things aren’t looking great for Daenerys, who was last seen surrounded by a herd of Dothraki. For Cersei and Jaime Lannister, however, things are starting to look up, albeit with a promise of violent vengeance on the horizon.
We only get a glimpse of Arya and Sansa, as well as a shot of Bran Stark in the company of the Night’s King. It looks like it’s probably just a vision, though, so he might not be in any real danger.
The past is already written. The ink is dry. Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres in April, 2016.
Harington, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Aidan Gillen, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Hannah Murray, Jerome Flynn, Alfie Allen, Michiel Huisman, Nathalie Emmanuel, Gwendoline Christie, Tom Wlaschiha, Dean-Charles Chapman, Iwan Rheon, and Iain Glen top the ever-increasing leading cast.
Max von Sydow, Ian McShane, Richard E. Grant, and Pilou Asbæk lead the new additions this season.
No word yet on how the writing and directing credits are to be shared out this season, but we do know that Jeremy Podeswa has helmed the first two episodes of the season. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss continue as showrunners on the George R.R. Martin adaptation.