SEASON six of HBO’s flagship series is due to kick off Sunday, April 24 on US TV. With this latest round of bloody intrigue, the network has one major cliffhanger to resolve: “is Jon Snow really dead?”
During its 10-month hibernation, “Game of Thrones” managed to remain a key topic of discussion for fans and the media thanks to one scene: the killing of the young Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, who was lured into a trap and stabbed to death in the fifth season.
But there’s now one key question on everyone’s lips â€“ “is Jon Snow really dead?” â€“ especially since HBO has been subtly ramping up the suspense for months. Back in November â€“ five months before the series’ scheduled return â€“ the network unveiled a poster for season six featuring the character’s pale, bloodied face. In February, the network once again played up the ambiguity surrounding his death with a trailer featuring the character.
This has given rise to a whole host of rumors and theories on the internet about whether or not this favorite character is due to return. Some speculate that Stark’s illegitimate son will be brought back to life through reincarnation as a wolf. In any case, fans will soon have their answer.
While this sixth season is again based on books by George R.R. Martin, the series creators have taken more liberties with the storyline this year. The sixth novel in the series, “The Winds of Winter,” still serves as the basis, however, along with previous instalments, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons.” Since the TV show has now moved ahead of the novels in terms of plot, season six could also delve back into the past at some moments.
“Game of Thrones” is due to end in 2018 after an eighth and final season, according to the latest updates from showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss. However, HBO and George R.R. Martin aren’t against the idea of continuing adventures in the G.O.T. universe with a spin-off series. â€” AFP Relaxnews