Here, Have a Moment of New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Footage
The Game of Thrones promotional wheel tends not to crank up until February or so, especially with Season 6 airing further into April than ever before, and ripe with the franchise’s biggest spoilers. So while the network may continue to troll us with new posters and teasers, we’ve at least got a brand-new scrap of footage from the 2016 return.
Nestled snugly within a new 30-second spot for HBO Now, Game of Thrones unveiled the tiniest sliver of new footage of Jaime Lannister atop a horse, perhaps bound for a newer, overlooked story this coming season. Curiously, the footage also recycles an image of Bran from Season 4, as we know Isaac Hempstead-Wright will be looking significantly more matured (and less shaggy) by his grand Season 6 return.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, soon to be renewed for Seasons 7 and 8, screen legend Max von Sydow has been cast as the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven to a returning Bran, while Deadwood alum Ian McShane will also appear in a limited, mysterious role, joining Richard E. Grant and The Babadook star Essie Davis as theatre troup players, four notable actors as the Tarly family, Melanie Liburd as a new Red Priestess, and Borgen star Pilou Asbæk as fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy. Apart from a list of directors, Of Monsters and Men will put in a cameo, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall next year, presumably to explain this giant spoiler.
We won’t have The Winds of Winter for any heads-up on the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere, but check out the teasers below, and stay tuned for April 24!