New Game of Thrones photos set Tyrion, Bran & Daenerys off on new journeys
It seems like it's been quite some time since we last visited the land of Westeros and witnessed the increasingly depressing lives of its inhabitants, but HBO's Game of Thrones will be returning for its sixth season in just under a month so we'll be supplied with a fresh dose of misery, dragons, and boobs. Now that the series has used up most of the source material, and in some cases already moved beyond it, the sixth season will be the first in which we really have no idea what could happen. Entertainment Weekly has released a few new photos from the upcoming season, as well as some interesting teases on where we'll find certain characters when the show returns.
After breaking the rules of The House of Black and White last season, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) was cursed with blindness and will be struggling for her life on the streets of Braavos when Game of Thrones returns. Instead of using CGI for those milky whites, Maisie Williams instead decided to wear some rather uncomfortable opaque contacts to fully sell the effect.
After spending much of the previous seasons as the leader of millions, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) will find herself a prisoner after she's captured by a Dothraki clan, who have certain rules for the former wives of fallen clan leaders. Sounds ominous.
While it seems a little strange to see Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) 'aving a laff, this behind-the-scenes photo shows exactly that, but Jaime Lannister won't be having much occasion to smile when Game of Thrones returns, as he will need to work with his sister Cersei (Lena Headey) in order to overthrow the rise of the Faith Militant.
With Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) missing, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) take to the streets of Meereen and attempt to use Westeros-style politics in order to keep the city from once again falling into chaos.
After spending the last season on the sidelines, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) will be returning to Game of Thrones along with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow), who will be instructing him in the control of his visions which will take viewers into "iconic moments from the past, present and future of Westeros."
If you're worried that Game of Thrones will be spoiling the upcoming books, you apparently have little to fear as showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have claimed that the the series won't be spoiling much of what George R.R. Martin has planned as they have had to forge their own path. The pair seem confident that it's worked out for them as they've called the upcoming season their best one yet. High praise, but we won't have long to wait to find out for ourselves as Game of Thrones will return to HBO on April 24, 2016.