Each day brings us closer to the 2016 premiere of Game of Thrones, and by the looks of things, we’re in for one helluva season. HBO, never one to rest on their laurels where their crown jewel is concerned, has been consistently releasing teasers and photos to whet our appetites and today tweeted:
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) February 12, 2016
Yesterday the cable giant unleashed a set of 20 stills from the new season, enough to pique our curiosity but never enough to truly let anything out. Noticeably absent from the collection is any hint of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), as audiences continue to speculate on his fate after last season’s shocking finale.
Meanwhile there are dozens of pressing questions that just those concerning Jon Snow, particularly since this will be the first true foray into the saga without a book to source it from. This season sees a return of several characters that have been absent from the show for a season or more like Bran Stark and Hodor, Rickon Stark and Osha, the Tullys, the Greyjoys and the vile Walder Frey. It also seems we’ll get a fair share of flashbacks as young versions of Eddard Stark, Lyanna Stark and Benjen Stark have been posted on the cast list. Will there be others that aren’t listed? Most likely, as naming those “others” may give far too much of the plot away.
There are also other Starks to worry about. The eternally-suffering Sansa had just narrowly escaped her own personal hell during the Season 5 finale, leaving us all to wonder where exactly she can go now and whether she’ll ever find her footing.
Entertainment Weekly quoted: “I mean this season is a really, really big one for Sansa,” the actress said during EW’s SAG Awards party on Friday in Los Angeles. “It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.”
Seems there may be hope of seeing Sansa finally getting her own brand of vengeance. Time will tell. Game of Thrones sixth season premiere airs Sunday, April 24, on HBO.