With mere weeks until its premiere, HBO has revealed the official synopsis for both the first episode of Season 06 of Game of Thrones, and the entire season in general.
It’s important to note that this season will be the first to go entirely off script. As the last book by author/creator George R.R. Martin ended with the stabbing of Jon Snow, and various events we saw in Season 05. Now, there has been an outline given to the writers to show how Martin believes it will end, but outside of that, anything is up for grabs.
The first episode of Season 06 is called “The Red Woman”, and drops news about a certain character right off:
“Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”
As for the whole season, here’s what is revealed:
“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. 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.”
Game of Thrones Season 06 arrives April 24th.