Game of Thrones Season 6 News and Everything to Know

game-of-thrones-season-6Game of Thrones Season 6 is getting closer like the winds of winter. But there is plenty of news to keep fans warm.

One of the few problems with watching (or honestly obsessing over, as we tend to do) a series like Game of Thrones is that its joyous annual induction of spring lasts for only a brief 10 weeks. Aye, in less than three months, our summer joys turn to wintry snow, and the long wait for Game of Thrones season 6 begins.

Thus with 10 hours of triumph, tragedy, and other unfortunate things, season five has concluded (as we have explored with spoilerish detail in our review here), and our Watch for Game of Thrones season 6 began, enduring to this day. Yet, it need not be an uneventful one, as casting breakdown announcements, shooting production news, and all manner of rumors and massive spoilers have been released by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss…or leaked by their devoted fans.

So, as HBO ventures now far past the reassuring safety of George R.R. Martin’s sturdy literary Wall, and we already begin making our own educated guesses about what will happen in season 6, let’s see what actually waits for them Beyond…

It looks like “winter is coming” a little bit later than we’re used to this time around, and a piece of teaser art gives us a new hint of when we might get it back.

In the past, Game of Thrones would premiere within a week or so of Easter. But new HBO series Vinyl drops into the 9pm timeslot on Sunday, Feb. 14, and it has a 10-episode order. That puts its season finale on April 17. That means the Game of Thrones season 6 premiere date is almost certainly going to be Sunday, April 24 at 9pm.

Obviously, the thing that has most fans salivating at the mouth about the upcoming new season is what will the fate of Jon Snow be. And as seen in the above teaser art, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have dropped all pretense and accepted that fans know Jon Snow will return. He might be dead, but as we explained here, he’s just mostly dead in the George R.R. Martin saga.

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