With the new season of Game of Thrones only months away, fans are eagerly waiting for any spoilers concerning the fate of one Jon Snow (Kit Harington). While there is still a whole lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming season, Amelia Clarke recently sat down with E! Online during HBO’s Golden Globes after-party and discussed some of the elements of the new season. What did Clarke reveal about Snow’s fate and other Season 6 spoilers?
For starters, Clarke promised that fans can expect some momentous events to go down when Game of Thrones returns to television this spring. Although she remained vague on details, her comments are interesting given how the show has featured some pretty epic revelations in the past, not the least of which was the death of Snow at the end of last season.
“I really can’t say much apart from you’ll see the biggest moments on television that have ever existed,” Clarke, who plays the Queen of the Dragons on the show, stated.
Unfortunately, Clarke had even less to say about the possibility of Jon’s resurrection in the new season. In fact, when asked about the fate of the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Clarke simply replied, “It’s just going to be big.”
While her remarks concerning Harington’s character were brief, they do reveal that something fairly significant is going to happen with Jon. Exactly what that entails is unknown, but fans have definitely not seen the last of Jon Snow.
According to Fashion & Style, there have been other spoilers that point towards Jon’s resurrection in the new season. A likely scenario involves Melisandre using her magic to bring Jon back to life, though it can’t be said for certain. If Jon really is raised from the dead, then Clarke’s recent comments would definitely be vindicated as it would be one of the greatest moments in the entire series.
Apart from the news on Jon’s fate, Deadline is reporting that HBO has officially announced the premiere date for the new season. The season will feature 10 episodes and is set to air April 24 on HBO, meaning fans only have a few more months to wait until the season is underway.
Meanwhile, with the new season of Game of Thrones set to air in April, fans will not have the opportunity to read George R.R. Martin’s newest book in the series before the premiere date. According to Games Radar, this makes the upcoming season the first to be released without a companion book.
Not only does this mean that fans will have no idea what to expect in the new season, but it also means that the show might diverge from the books even more. That being said, Clarke did reveal in her interview that the season will included “something for everyone,” and that she is both “excited and nervous” about how fans will react a season not directly based on Martin’s books.
In regards to the end of the series, the president of the network, Michael Lombardo, revealed that there are plans to extend the show through its eighth season. “Executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are feeling that there is probably two more years after season six, that’s what we’re looking at now,” he stated. “We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”
At this pace, the show will likely continue to release more seasons well ahead of Martin’s next few books, especially considering how many years normally pass between his works. As the series moves forward without the books, it will be interesting to see how fans react to the changes.
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