HBO released the first photos from “Game of Thrones” Season 6 and it definitely thrilled the fans.
The photos provided a sneak peak into the upcoming season, which will premiere on April 24, Variety wrote.
The new images reveal the status of some characters whose fates were left in limbo in the previous season, including Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Yara (Gemma Whelan) and Balon (Patrick Malahide).
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Also, the inhabitants of the Iron Islands may play a larger role in the ongoing battle for control of the Seven Kingdoms this season.
At the King’s Landing, Cersei and Jaime Lannister must move on with the murder of their daughter, Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free), who was poisoned on the way back from Dorne.
A grown up Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) can also be spotted in the photos, alongside Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow), Variety noted.
To answer the biggest question – is Jon Snow still alive?
No Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was spotted in the HBO newly released photos, USA Today noted. However, it does not mean the character will not be resurrected in the next season of “Game of Thrones”. Harrington was spotted several times on the set of the series and HBO also recently released promo poster for the upcoming season that featured Jon Snow himself.
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Actress Natalie Dormer, who played Margaery Tyrell, also earlier hinted a character will reappear in the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, among those who will join the “Game of Thrones” cast in Season 6 are “UnREAL” actor Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, the brother of John Bradley’s Samwell; Richard E. Grant in a mystery role; Pilou Asbæk as Euron Greyjoy; and Ian McShane in an undisclosed role. Israeli actress Ania Bukstein and Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid will both be appearing in the upcoming season as well.
Variety wrote McShane recently teased his role in GoT, saying: “I am responsible for bringing somebody back that you think you’re never going to see again. I’ll leave it at that.”