Over the weekend the cast and crew of HBO’s hit fantasy-drama “Game of Thrones” met in Los Angeles for the premiere of the sixth season. Since most of the world couldn’t attend the event, the network has released a new trailer for season 6 to help celebrate the upcoming premiere with fans.
More than “winter” will be coming to the world of Westeros this season, as multiple armies converge on several major cites and towns in wake of the events in seasons five. While most of those armies are human, there is one particular dead army that is marching closer and closer to the great wall of the north. The trailer warns of the coming bloodshed with Davos Seaworth (played by Liam Cunningham) reminding us that “with winter comes death”.
Season five gave us the most White Walker incidents to date, and the ancient ice-warriors will be coming back in season six it seems. Most fans, myself included, still remember season five as the falling of Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) but so much more happened in the late season that will need to be concluded in season six. Since then, most of the GoT community has been discerning how, or if, Snow will be returning in season six or seven but there only a few more weeks of waiting at this point.
The trailers so far have been a recap of where the major players stand since the latest season. In King’s Landing Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) are reunited at long last, the two having battled the Sparrows and the Sand Snakes respectively. The two siblings will now have to turn their attention to the brooding war with the religious uprising that has taken hold of their city.
Meanwhile in Braavos, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has been blinded by the “faceless man” and the many-faced god. Over in Slavers Bay, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has been taken prisoner, while her dragon flies nearby and remains slightly wounded. Don’t forget there are still two dragons chained in a dungeon not too far from Meereen. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) will be working with the people of Meereen to quell the riots that have grown in that city.
What makes this season standout, even before the premiere, is that this will be the first season of the show since it’s departure from the original work written by George R.R. Martin. The show has moved on from the original books, and decided not to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released. The book will be the sixth installment of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Those books of course became the basis of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Don’t forget to set a reminder for the new season, which will premiere at 9 p.m. eastern April 24.