GAME OF THRONES: Catch 3 Sneak Peeks From the Season Premiere “The Red Woman”
Game of Thrones returns for its ten-episode sixth season on April 24 … but if you really can’t wait that long we’ve got three new sneak peek clips to share from the season head, courtesy of our friends at HBO.
Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates.
HBO teases that over the season ahead familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
In the first clip below Sansa and Theon continue their frantic flight from Ramsay Bolton and Winterfell. The method of their escape may have been relatively easy (they took a literal leap of faith over the ramparts and into the moat below at the end of last season), but with Ramsay’s infamous hounds at their heels, staying alive in the short term has now become their number one priority.
Clip two sees Dani, the “Great Khaleesi” receiving a rather dubious welcome home from the Dothraki (we’re told this is actually a clip from episode 3) while Cersei and Jamie mourn the loss of their daughter, murdered by the Sand Snakes in clip number three.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.
Returning series regulars include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow).
Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar).
New cast members for the sixth season include Pilou Asbaek, Essie Davis, Souad Faress, James Faulkner, Richard E. Grant, Ian McShane, Joe Naufau, Freddie Stroma and Max von Sydow.
Game of Thrones returns Sunday April 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), on HB.