Game of Thrones season 6 to premiere on April 24, 2016
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Basic info and storyline
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy and adventure television drama show that is broadcast on the HBO channel in the United States. The critically acclaimed series was developed by David Benioff (Troy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and D. B. Weiss (The Specials) who also serve as exec-producers alongside Frank Doelger (The Frankenstein Chronicles), Bernadette Caulfield (The Good Wife), Carolyn Strauss (Luck) and George R. R. Martin (Beauty and the Beast). The TV show is an adaptation of a series of fantasy novels written by George R. R. Martin called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Season 1 of Game of Thrones debuted on HBO on April 17, 2011.
The storyline of the series is set in a huge fantasy world, and the main characters are the Starks and Lannister families. Lands of the Seven Kingdoms differ from others places with their rather unusual climate. It is in this area where three storylines of the show develop. First talks about the civil war, in which the participants are several families who are trying to take full control of Westeros. The second story acquaints viewers with the Others - the inhabitants living under a huge wall of ice that separates the border from the neighboring territories of Westeros. The third branch of the series takes viewers on a long journey to visit King's daughter Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who is in exile. The girl is looking for a way to return to Westeros. Over time, these three lines overlap and connect with each other.
Ongoing season and renewal predictions
A 10-episode season 5 of Game of Thrones was released on HBO in the US on April 12, 2015. Despite being up against a very well watched Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the finale episode, which aired on June 14th, has shattered its own ratings records with 8.1 million total viewers. Long before the premiere of a fifth season, HBO announced the renewal of the show for another round. It is also expected to also consist of 10 episodes and production is slated to begin in July 2015, running late into the year. Season 6 of Game of Thrones is expected to premiere in spring of 2016.
UPDATED June 18, 2015: Believe it or not, the long-running series will have several new characters introduced in its next chapter. It would take too long to list every single character still alive, so we’ll remind you who we won’t be seeing next season. Season 5 saw us saying farewell to Ser Barristan (Ian McElhinney), Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram ), Mance Rayder (Ciarin Hinds), Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter), Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan), Hizdahr zo Loraq (Joel Fry), Selyse Baratheon (Sarah MacKeever), Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Myranda (Charlotte Hope), Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie), (potentially) Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha), Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free), and of course, Jon Snow (Kit Harington). There is still speculation that Kit Harington’s character might be back in some form during Season 6.
UPDATED November 25, 2015: HBO is continuing teasing the fans. The network has just revealed the official poster for an upcoming season and it depicts the face of Jon Snow with blood on it. Now, it is still unclear in what capacity Kit Harington’s character will appear in new episodes, but many fans are happy with any possible scenario. The poster also hinted at the release date – April. Sign up for our updates and we will notify you via email as soon as the release date of Game of Thrones season 6 is announced.
Game of Thrones season 6 poster
UPDATED January 10, 2016: This is the news that millions of fans have been anxiously waiting for. The HBO network has just officially unveiled its spring 2016 schedule for new and returning television shows. The highly anticipated new chapter of their mega popular fantasy drama show Game of Thrones is expected to hit the small screen in the United States on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. Unlike the previous chapters of the series that were heavily based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, all new episodes will mostly contain new original storylines not found in the books. Sign up for our notifications and get an automated reminder of the premiere date of Game of Thrones season 6 sent to your inbox one day before the show hits the road.