Game of thrones after its 5 successful seasons has returned with the 6th one. The season 6 was formally commissioned by HBO on 8th April 2014 following a noteworthy increase in the amount of viewers watching the series. The increase in audience figure was noted in between the third and fourth seasons.
The 6th season consists of 10 episodes. The filming of the 6th season of game of thrones began in July 2015 and ended on December 17, 2015. D.B Weiss and David Benioff returned as executive producers for the season. They had also produced the season 5 of game of thrones.
The Game of thrones season 6 is based on the hitherto unreleased sixth novel of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” Book series.
- Winter has arrived. Westeros gets ready for a winter which could turn out to be a new Long night, as the White Walkers along with their army of dead are poised to strike against the wall.
- Queen has been publicly shamed by the faith of seven in King’s landing. Her trial is awaited for regicide and incest.
- The Grand Maester Pycelle also abandons her. Her uncle Kevan Lannister is called by Grand Masester Pycelle to rule as the new hand of the king.
- Even though Cersei has been released to their custody. Her inept leadership put the House Lannister’s hold on the throne almost on the verge of destruction.
Pycelle and Kevan must attempt to repair the damage did by Cercei to the Lannister-Tyrell alliance.
On Kevin’s small council the Lannisters and Tyrells maintain a shaky truce as they attempt to deal with the ongoing debt crisi to the Iron Bank of Braavos. Although Cercei still has a few schemes and plans which she intends to implement in order to regain control and power.
The Boltons on the other hand have triumphed over king Stannis in the north. It leads to the escape of Theon Greyjoy and Sansa stark because of the distraction it creates. They escape by jumping off Winterfell’s castle walls.
In the Riverlands, after the Red wedding the left over tully forces pulled back to Riverrun castle.
Some of the New Major Cast and Characters :
- Sam Coleman as young hodor
- Ian McShane
- Ricky Champ as Flynn
- Max Von Sydow as the Three-eyed raven
- Eddie Eyere
- James falukner as Lord Randyll Tarly
- Rebecca Benson as Talla tarly
Some of the Returning cast members:
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
- Emilia Clarke as Queen Denerys Targaryen
- Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish
- Lian Cunnigham as Ser Davos Seaworth
- Conleth Hill as Varys
- Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Some of the Returning guest starring cast members:
- Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow
- Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell
- Juliam Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle
- Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm
- Daniel Portman as Podrick Paune
- Natalia Tena as Osha
- Tobias Menzies as Lord Admure Tully
The first episode would premiere on April 24th 2016.