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Game of Thrones: everything we know about season six

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‘Game of Thrones’: A look at the new information about Jon Snow.

While the fifth season of the wildly successful HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” may be over, speculation over the fate of a certain main character is not. Now actor Kit Harington, who plays Snow, has now been spotted on a flight to Belfast (where a large part of the Game of Thrones filming takes place), alongside actor Tom Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H’ghar.

According to the website, filming for the new series begins this week.There’s a chance Harington might be starring in flashbacks, or simply playing a corpse, but more and more fans are starting to suspect that Nights Watchman Snow is almost certainly making a comeback next season. Earlier this month, GoT director David Nutter explained that Kit’s character was “deader than dead” as fans debated whether they could really kill off Jon Snow. The theory in question concerns the parentage of the Night’s Watchman Jon Snow, played on the show by Kit Harington – and apparently killed off at the end of season five (although some viewers suspect we may not have seen the last of the character).

While Snow had always believed himself to be the “bastard” son of Northern nobleman Eddard Stark (Sean Bean), fans have speculated that that he may in fact be the product of a secret relationship between Eddard’s sister, Lyanna Stark, and the Targaryen Prince Rhaegar. (The theory is popularly dubbed “R+L=J”.) A number of tantalising hints in both the books and the show suggest that Lyanna’s final act was to entrust her brother with the care of her child, and swear him to secrecy. Fans were thrown into what can only be described as a phantasmagoria of grief and rage when it appeared everyone’s favourite crow was knifed to death by the very men he’d been fighting alongside. While cast and bosses have been furiously insisting Jon Snow is dead, fans have been holding out hope that the arrival of Melisandre – and her resurrection skills – shortly before Jon was gutted means he will live to fight another day. If true, this means that, technically speaking, Jon Snow was (or “is”, if you’re not convinced he’s gone for good) the rightful heir ruler of Westeros.

According to Buzzfeed, eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that one new season six location, the Spanish Castillo de Zafra in Guadalajara, pictured below, bears more than a passing resemblance to a fictional location described in George RR Martin’s books: namely, the Tower of Joy, where Ned Stark last saw Lyanna ahead of her death. Harington’s spotting at a major shoot location adds buckets of fuels to the already wild flames of rumours and speculations that Jon Snow will be back. I’m not coming back next season.” Meanwhile, Martin said following the 2011 publication of “Dragons,” “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you? … I’m not going to address whether he’s dead or not.” Fans have pointed to various reasons that Jon must be returning to the show, from what appear to have been supernatural resurrections of other characters to the fact that a plotline involving the identity of Jon’s parentage (he was told his father is Ned Stark, portrayed by Sean Bean) has not yet been resolved. The unfortunate ruler was last seen staunchly awaiting his death at the hands of Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), but the death blow itself was never shown on screen, leading to speculation that a last minute reprieve might have been in store for the character.

From the very beginning, and [through] the script process, that was the intent – he’s dead,” Nutter said, during a panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2015. Last time we saw Daenerys, she was surrounded by a Dothraki Khalasar – very likely a hostile one. (Technically speaking, all Dothraki Khalasars could be considered hostile, to an extent.) But, while the Dothraki aren’t too keen on the idea of female leaders, we reckon the sight of Drogon might just convince them otherwise. However, if he’s not and there’s some kind of reversal – Jon is only wounded, or Jon is brought back to life through magic, or, as some viewers have guessed, Jon puts his mind in the body of his pet direwolf Ghost (look, this show is complicated) – is it a good creative move by the show? We certainly hope so. “The dragons will again be double in size, ” Bauer recently told Yahoo TV, when asked what viewers could expect from season six. “When the dragons were small, we had little foam rubber models of each dragon and we could carry them on and off of the set and it was no big deal.

A practice that has sometimes frustrated TV and movie viewers in the past is when a show seems to set up a shocking death, only to back away from it at the last minute. One critic wrote of the second episode, before audiences knew whether Farrell’s character Ray Velcoro survived (he did), “[The show has] even less going for it if it’s willing to do the whole fakeout thing.” The “Star Trek” character Spock was famously resurrected, and while the character is beloved, the movies after the one in which Spock died, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” weren’t as acclaimed. Let’s not forget that a huge percentage of Harington’s life has been spent working with these people, and for most of the year they are scattered across the globe. One piece of season six casting news suggests that Bran may gain the ability to look into the past, and that we’ll consequently be seeing flashback scenes featuring Bran’s father, Eddard, as a child.

The article suggests – we think extremely plausibly – that the “trio of boys” may well be a young Ned Stark (actor Sean Bean, who played Ned in the first season, has green eyes), a young Robert Baratheon, and Ned’s brother Brandon. Belfast has many enviable attractions and amenities, ranging from The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum to the Pirates Adventure Golf complex on Old Dundonald Road.

However, disgusted by the servile, frightened state that he’d been left in after being tortured by Ramsay, she ended up disowning him too, declaring that “Theon Greyjoy is dead”. (When it comes to dysfunctional families , the Greyjoys are right up there with the Lannisters, Baratheons and Targaryens.) We didn’t see anything of the Greyjoys in season five – in fact, their storyline is one of the few areas where the TV series is actually lagging behind the books. Apparently, the programme-makers are, or were, on the lookout for a man in his 40s or 50s, to play “an infamous pirate who has terrorised seas all around the world”, and who is “cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness”.

Euron, in case you’re wondering, is a ruthless, eyepatch-wearing pirate, whose ship, The Silence, is manned entirely by men who have had their tongues cut out. In Martin’s books, Balon dies, and a traditional ceremony known as a called Kingsmoot is called, at which the Ironborn decide who their next ruler should be.

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