This article is updated on March 3rd, 2016.
Since HBO debuted Game of Thrones back in 2011, it has become a household name among people who love TV shows that take us back into history. After an intense season 5 of Game of Thrones which left a lot of unanswered questions, season 6 will premiere in April. While we await that, we will take a look at the possible predictions that we might expect in the Game of Thrones season 6.
The Return Of Jon Snow
The show runners denied it, Kit Harington denied it, fans thought maybe it was too good to be true on such a nihilistic show but all signs point to Jon Snow somehow being brought back to life on season 6 of Game of Thrones.
How that happens remain to be seen but I don’t think Melisandre’s arrival at Castle Black right before the knives came out was a coincidence, do you?
The actor actually seemed to confirm that he’d be returning in a recent interview with a Dutch magazine.
Bran Will Return As The Ultimate Badass
It’s already been confirmed that Bran Stark will be back after his season 5 hiatus, and there’s a possibility he might become something of a mind-warrior when he does come back.
How Bran and his new abilities are integrated into the season 6 plot remains to be seen of course, but one would quickly assume his mission will be to stop the horror of the approaching White Walkers.
Arya Makes Some New Friends
Arya Stark was not in the most comfortable place when we left her at the end of season 5, having been blinded as punishment for killing Meryn Trant. We do know that her sight will return eventually.
However, some recent set snaps might provide a clue as to what’s next in store for the “Cat o’ The Canals,” as Maisie Williams was spotted shooting scenes with the new cast members that make up the troupe of actors that we’ll be meeting this season.
Arya still has a lot to do before she’ll become “no one” and earn the right to be a faceless man. Whether she completes her training first remains to be seen, but Arya is already lethal enough to look after herself one way or the other.
Fans expected to see the undead incarnation of the late Catelyn Stark back in seasons 4 and 5, but this season might finally mark the debut of the already controversial character. It is predicted that she’ll be leading an army to her return.
Cersei Lannister Wrath
Cersei is vindictive, ruthless and conniving on her best day, but can you just imagine what is actually going on in that twisted mind of hers following the final moments of the season 5?
There is no way in seven hells that she’s not going to seek retribution against the Faith Of The Seven after their High Septon had her completely stripped, shaved and driven through the streets stark naked at the mercy of a baying mob.
Tyrion, Ruler Of Mereen
Well, Tyrion was left in charge with Grey Worm and Missandei but out of those three who do you think will be the one calling the shots? Plus, he even has Varys advising him again.
After shooting his father with arrows, Tyrion’s journey on the show has diverged. Though he will most likely still meet Dany and co. at some point in The Winds Of Winter, HBO completely skipped over all of the stuff with Griff (Jon Connigton) and Young Griff (supposedly Aegon Targaryen).
Littlefinger Finally Gets His Comeuppance
Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish is either directly, or through blackmailing other characters, responsible for most of the horrible stuff to befall everyone we care about on the show. Granted, he does get some props for helping to take out Joffrey Baratheon, but by and large, the man is just crying out for a sticky end like only Game of Thrones can deliver.
He’ll probably have a hand in a lot more skulduggery in season 6, but I think this season, someone will finally get to wipe that sly grin off Littlefinger’s face.
Tully Vs. Frey
When last we saw Edmure and Brynden “Blackfish” Tully, they were guests at the infamous red wedding, with the latter leaving to relieve himself by a tree and Edmure being ushered outside to consummate his marriage to the one pretty Frey girl in the Seven Kingdoms.
When the bloodletting had ceased, Walder Frey mentioned that Edmure was in the dungeon, and the Blackfish had escaped, but we never found out what happened to either of them after that.
With the Kingslayer currently shipping his recently deceased niece back to King’s Landing, that’s not likely to happen to leave the Tullys free to exact a bloody vengeance against the Freys.
I mean, does the Blackfish seem like the type of man to let the murder of his family slide? He’s only had… err, 3 seasons to get his act together after all.
Gendry Rejoins The Brotherhood Without Banners
Gendry the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, a former blacksmith, and undoubtedly an Olympic-level rower at this stage.
Back in season 3, Ser Davos rescued the unfortunate lad from Melisandre’s pyre, he stuck him in a boat and instructed him to make his way back to King’s Landing. And that’s the last we heard of him.
When Arya is taken by the Hound, Gendry stays with the brotherhood without banners and presumably remains in their company. Rumor has it that Thoros, Beric and the rest of the Brotherhood will be re-introduced in season 6, so if that happens, there’s a good chance Gendry will be among them.
More of Greyjoys
Theon’s uncle Euron Greyjoy, has been confirmed as one of the new characters in Game of Thrones season 6 and will be played by Danish actor Pilou Asbæk but what can we expect once he and his miserable brothers Aeron and Victarion are introduced?
The extended Greyjoy clan and their antics was one of the biggest omissions from the last couple of seasons, as they play a pretty big part in A Feast For Crows where Ironborn hold a “Kingsmoot” so a new ruler of the Iron Islands can be crowned, and Euron is chosen when he produces the legendary Dragon Horn, which is said to give the wielder the power to control dragons.
We already start making our personal educated assumptions about what will happen in Game of Thrones Season 6, let’s see what truly waits for them Beyond…
You can watch Game of Thrones season 5 here.
Where Game of Thrones Season 5 Left Off
As we bite our nails for Game of Thrones Season 5, Sophie Turner Aka. Sansa Stark reveals that the shocks that await in this season are nothing like we have seen so far. And by nothing, we mean shocks that are more intense than both the Red Wedding and The Mountain vs. The Viper fight ending combined! Yes, now that you are even more excited, let us take things down a notch and tell you about all the things you can expect from HBO’s most popular fantasy series.
Let us warn you that this article contains spoilers, if you have not watched Game of Thrones Season 5 from the links below, we advise you to not read any further.
Why We Are So Excited
Since the release of Season 5 trailer, the internet is full of speculations about the fate of the show’s characters and how the story would pan out. Although book readers are a little less concerned, let us just remind you that the TV series does not always follow the format of the books. The season is set to premiere from April 12, and HBO’s recently released trailer gave us a glimpse of what we are about to experience. We can see our most beloved character Arya sporting short hair, Tyrion having a scruffy beard and Jon Snow looking more determined than ever. There are also plenty of scenes showing violence, death and destruction. This is after-all what makes Game of Thrones the show that it is.
Where Season 4 Left Off
There are so many things to talk about when it comes to this epic TV series that we have to put a lot of thought as to where to start from. When you watch Game of Thrones Season 5, it will start from where Season 4 left off, amidst utter havoc and bloodshed all around. Starting from the main events in King’s Landing:
1. Jeoffrey is poisoned at his wedding with Margery Tyrell. And we have strong suspicion that the Tyrell’s themselves have got something to do with it.
2. Tyrion gets the blame and with Shae’s betrayal, he gets sentenced to death for a crime that he didn’t commit. Oberyn unsuccessfully defends Tyrion and fails to get revenge on the Mountain and ends up getting his skull smashed and eyes popped out. Tyrion murders his father in the bathroom and takes revenge on Shae by strangling her.
3. It was quite an emotional moment for us viewers as we watched Tyrion break down after killing the love of his life with his own hands. He then proceeds to escape from King’s Landing with the help of his brother Jaime and his new found ally named Varys.
4. Heading over to another part of the complex story, Little finger and Sansa Stark head off to Casterly Rock in the Eyrie. Petyr Baelish AKA Little Finger is a character that has been the most unpredictable so far. He marries Lysa Arryn and pushes her over the moon door making him the Lord of the Vale.
5. Little Arya, who is not so little anymore, finds a way to escape from The Hound after he and Brienne get into a fight and is left badly wounded and begging for a mercy death from Arya.
6. In the far north, Jon Snow along with the Night’s Watch get into an epic encounter, and it ends with Jon mourning the death of his lover, Yigrette. We knew it would happen sooner or later, but Yigrette dying in the arms of Jon Snow made us mourn the loss of another great character in the show.
7. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Stormborn holds a position of authority and tries to make the lives of slaves better to the best of her abilities. She has banished Jorah from service but still has her trusty companions such as Ser Barristan Selmy, Grey Worm, Missandei and Daario, her lover. Her Army increases in size as she intimidates and charms her way into getting whatever she wants. However, Khaleesi was forced to lock her Dragons in a dungeon after she received reports of a child being burnt alive because of them.
What We Can Expect from Season 5
With King’s Landing losing some of its main figures, it is likely that the centre point of attention will shift to some other part of the seven kingdoms such as the Vale, the North, Iron Islands, Riverlands, etc. Because of the shift in focus, we expect a lot of new characters to appear in the show. Arya and Tyrion were last seen on heading to different parts of the seven kingdoms with the hope to make a fresh, new beginning. Free cities of Pentos and Braavos are the ones that excite us the most because of the possibility of encounter varieties of unique and interesting characters.
Casting for Season 5
Although too many to mention at once, Game of Thrones season 5 will return to their main surviving characters with the actors playing their respective roles once again. We will see Emilia Clarke playing Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Lena Heady (Cersei), Maise Williams (Arya), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) to mention a few out of a hundred.
There is also report that few dead characters are set to make a re-appearance in the form of hallucinations or dream sequences. So expect to see few of your favourite deceased characters as well.
Casting of new characters
New characters call for new cast members, and from what we have seen so far, David Benioff and Dan Weiss are scouring the world in search of actors who can play the roles in the most meticulous and perfect form. They have given us some idea about new cast members, but there are plenty of spots that still need to be filled. And oh! The dragons will have longer screen time.