This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 5 and the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. This post also contains theories about Game of Thrones Season 6.
Since the conclusion of Game of Thrones Season 5 saw Jon Snow’s apparently lifeless body left to rot in the snow, the collective focus of fans has been on the length of Kit Harrington’s hair and the ever-growing theories as to how Jon Snow might have survived the betrayal at the Wall. But as “Hair Watch” continues, whispers of new developments at the Belfast sets of Game of Thrones have emerged.
Fansite Winter Is Coming reports sightings of Sofie Turner in the town of Moneyglass. Moneyglass, which is a small town in Northern Ireland, was the location selected for the rebuilt Winterfell sets in Season 5. When viewers last saw Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, she and Theon Greyjoy escaped Winterfell and the cruel dominance of Ramsay Bolton by jumping off of the castle wall. Each new season of Game of Thrones typically picks up shortly after the conclusion of the previous season, so Turner’s presence in Moneyglass may only mean that the first shots of Sansa Stark are her and Theon trudging away from Winterfell.
That seems unlikely, however, given that it’s still midsummer in Northern Island. Winter Is Coming managed to snag a few photographs of sets in Moneyglass, and the surrounding area is full of green trees and pale green grass, not exactly the proper weather for the North of Westeros, where winter has all but descended.
That suggests that Moneyglass’s set are interior sets, creating rumors Sansa and Theon may spend at least part of Game of Thrones indoors. Fans even speculated that Sansa and Theon might go back into Winterfell to hide. After all, that trick worked for Bran and Rickon during Theon Greyjoy’s occupation of Winterfell.
Of course, the new set being built in Moneyglass may not be Winterfell at all.
Belfast Live’s report on the new set points out that its not yet know what location it will serve as in Game of Thrones Season 6. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, leaked casting notices reveal that at least two northern lords will appear in Game of Thrones next season. Though the identity of the northern lords remains a mystery, fans speculate that one of them may be the character Emmy-winning actor Ian McShane signed on to play.
So take heart Stark fans, Sansa’s escape may happen yet.
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