The unprecedented level of secrecy surrounding the sixth season of Game of Thrones has created a firestorm of rumor and speculation. For the first time since its premier, the HBO blockbuster show has overtaken the plot of its source material, A Song of Ice and Fire. Where at one time, fans who had read the A Song of Ice and Fire novels were able to anticipate the television series’ storylines and plot reveals, several massive plot twists in Game of Thrones Season 5 let even the most well-read Game of Thrones fan know that, from now on, all bets are off.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that fans have been desperate for any news from the sets where Game of Thrones is currently in production. So far, the best source of that information has been fans who’ve managed to catch glimpses of filming.
And after months of speculation, it seems like the crew of Game of Thrones has decided to have a bit of fun with their spoiler-hungry fans. Fair warning, there may be some spoilers ahead.
Vanity Fair reports the Game of Thrones crew set up an exterior shot in Girona recently. Girona is expected to double for Old Town and King’s Landing in Game of Thrones Season 6. Unfortunately for fans on hand, most of the set was obscured by large green screens.
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One eagle-eyed fan noticed an unexpected surprise lurking in one of the upper windows.
— Alba Vilalta (@MissEdenia) September 13, 2015
That blue figure is apparently a White Walker dummy. Game of Thrones fans last saw the White Walkers in the penultimate episode of Season 6, “Hardhome,” when the White Walkers and an alliance of the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings battled. The living men lost the battle and the White Walkers apparently continued their slow march toward the Wall.
Will Game of Thrones Season 6 see the White Walkers finally march on the Iron Throne?
Not likely. Remember that the White Walkers follow winter in Westeros. And while Game of Thrones Season 2 revealed that that summer in Westeros has ended, and Season 5 revealed that the weather as far south as King’s Landing was already changing, the cold weather and snow had only moved as far south as Winterfell by the end of Game of Thrones Season 5.
The White Walker dummy is almost certainly evidence of the crew having a bit of fun, and not a spoiler.
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