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‘Game of Thrones’ just dropped more than 20 new photos from season 6

HBO just gave us an early look at the new season.


Michelle Jaworski

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Posted on Feb 11, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:49 am CDT

Warning: This story contains potential spoilers for season 5 and season 6 of Game of Thrones

Official glimpses at Game of Thrones’s sixth season has been nearly non-existent aside from a quick teaser and a poster, but now the show has just dropped more than 20 brand-new photos for everyone to scrutinize.

The photos don’t reveal major plot points—we’ll likely have to wait until April for that big reveal—but there are a few things we can take from the first look at the new season.

For one thing, the photos confirm the fates of a few non-Jon Snow key players from the show. Some people worried that Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy didn’t survive their jump from the walls of Winterfell. The photos now confirm they made it down in one piece (and looking a little worse for wear). But of course, the Boltons will likely still be a big threat.

On the other hand, if you had any doubts about Myrcella Baratheon’s fate, the photos confirm that she is very much dead, which will probably be welcome news to Ellaria Sand and the Sand Snakes. For the Lannisters and Myrcella’s brother Tommen, who now has to see his other remaining sibling dead, not so much.

Some of the other photos give us clues to which parts of Westeros we’ll likely spend much of our time in during season 6. Dorne is missing for the moment, but we’ll likely be seeing plenty of King’s Landing (both the Red Keep and the dungeons), Meereen, and beyond. In the case of Margaery Tyrell, we even see a familiar face in Septa Unella, who’s still as unmoving as she was the last time.

The Iron Islands and the rest of Theon’s family will play a big part in season 6, and while we don’t get to meet Euron Greyjoy quite yet, the rest of his family is still alive. (For now.)

Over in Braavos, Arya Stark is still blind from the Faceless Men and appears to be begging. Has she been kicked out, or is she there on a mission?

Things looked pretty grim the last time we saw Melisandre and Davos Seaworth at the Wall, especially for Jon Snow, but it doesn’t look as though much has changed. The Baratheons are all still dead, after all. Samwell Tarly and Gilly, meanwhile, left the Wall and are on their way to Oldtown.

Bran Stark and the Three-Eyed Raven offer the most interesting photo to analyze. The scene shown takes place during one of Bran’s vision sequences. The Three-Eyed Raven isn’t just a voice guiding him, but rather a full participant with him during his training. But where are they, and is it the past, present, or future?

You can view all of the photos over at the Making Game of Thrones blog. Now the next question on our minds: When is that trailer coming out?

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*First Published: Feb 11, 2016, 1:08 pm CST