‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Date & Spoilers: Death of Balon Greyjoy Revealed


New set photos of “Game of Thrones” season 6 have revealed the possible death of one of the characters.

According to Watchers on the Wall, the GoT filming has been seen in and around the Irish town of Ballintoy and Greyjoy crew was spotted filming on a Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in the area.

Several Twitter users also shared their stories:

Other new set photos of GoT have been posted on Reddit by Mr.BlackMaze.

It has been reported that the HBO hit series’ storyline has deviated from the books in many aspects.

For one, Balon Greyjoy, played by Patrick Malahide, lasts as far as season 6. In the books, the Lord of the Iron Islands died in book 3.

Vanity Fair noted Caitlyn Stark hears about Balon Greyjoy’s death on her way to the Red Wedding. She gets a report that reads, “There was a blow coming in from the west, rain and thunder, and old King Balon was crossing one of them bridges when the wind for hold of it and just tore the thing to pieces. He washed up two days later, all bloated and broken. Crabs ate his eyes, I hear.”

In relation, HBO has cast Danish actor Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy.

Asbæk will play the eye patch-wearing uncle of Theon and Yara, and the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy.

According to Variety, Euron is a skilled warrior and also a captain of a ship called the Silence. He is also known for his tempestuous and unpredictable moods.

Variety noted that if GoT season six follows the Greyjoy storyline from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, Euron is likely to play an important role in the series.

“Game of Thrones” sixth season is expected to premiere in Spring 2016.

Meanwhile, Maisie Williams, who plays Anya Stark, accepted the Guinness World Records recognition on behalf of the cast and crew.

According to Entertainment Weekly, GoT will be featured in the 2016 edition of the Guinness World Records as the Largest TV Drama simulcast when the premiere episode of season five was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world.

The 2016 edition of Guinness World Records will be released Sept. 10.

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