Counting the days until the new season of Game of Thrones starts? You are definitely not alone. It feels like every time one season ends, it takes even longer for the next to begin. Thankfully, there are ways to satisfy your craving, at least a little bit. You could of course re-watch all of the previous seasons, or possibly even delve into the books if you haven’t already.
But if you want to get a little more interactive, there are some excellent Game of Thrones video games you can play. Telltale recently came out with a very popular GoT video game, and another one is in the works. There’s even a slots game that lets you pick which house you want to serve as you attempt to sit on the Iron Throne. Find out more about that (and other, similar titles) here.
If you are like a lot of fans, you’ve spent some time scouring the Internet for clues on what to expect for season six. Well, there are some more tidbits in this article that will help whet your appetite. If you missed Bran Stark in the last season, he will almost certainly make an appearance in season six. Actor Isaac Hempstead, who plays him, said that Bran will have “interesting visions.” We will just have to stay tuned to learn exactly what those may be.
We may even see the return of Ned Stark. No, not as a White Walker, but in flashback-form. Some sharp-eyed fans noticed that there was a casting call for two young boys that fit the descriptions of younger versions of Ned and Benjen Stark. While showrunners have been loathe to use flashbacks (though one was utilized last year for Cersei), it seems as though we will get a glimpse into the history of the Starks.
Of course, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether or not Jon Snow is actually dead. Producers have insisted that he is, though that might not mean anything. That HBO poster appeared to show him still alive, which may be more of a hint. On top of that, actor Kit Harington has been spotted around the set many times. We probably won’t get a clear answer until the new season starts.
In addition to all of the political intrigue, memorable characters, and compelling storylines, Game of Thrones also has excellent fight scenes. These will only be better in the new season, as a leaked casting document claimed to be looking for the best swordsman in Europe. Fans are speculating that this could be character Ser Arthur Dayne.
Daenerys’ dragons are another thing that has fans drooling, and we can expect them to be bigger, much bigger, according to Joe Bauer, the man responsible for the visual effects used on the show. “For season six, the dragons will again be double in size, spanning 120 feet from wingtip to wingtip,” he said.
But the question remains: How will Khaleesi keep them under control?
For more things we can (possibly) expect in the new season, check this out. What do you think is going to happen?