Fans of the Game of Thrones series are still coming to terms with the fact that winter (or book 6) is not coming as soon as they thought it would.
The Inquisitr reports that the reason for this let down is due to George R.R. Martin missing his deadline for his sixth novel in the fantasy saga which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on — A Song Of Ice And Fire.
Martin claimed that he was simply “too distracted to write” as the driving factor for him not finishing the novel. As a consequence, the Game Of Thrones television series, will not resume until April, presumably.
Martin, who appeared to be just as crestfallen as the Game Of Thrones fan-base said this on the matter.
“Here it is, the first of January. The book is not done, not delivered. No words can change that. I tried, I promise you. I failed.”
A truly discouraging message for Game of Throne fans, but hark! HBO has released over a dozen of teaser images from the upcoming sixth season to hold everyone over — some of which are spoilers.
A seemingly blind Arya Stark is among one of the Tweeted photos.
A more mature looking Bran is also featured in The Game of Thrones showcase,
And could this photo be a moment of grieving at a Lannister Funeral?
Conspicuously enough, There seems to be a a lack of snow in any of the Game of Thrones released images. In the season 6 teaser trailer posted by makers of Game of Thrones, a bloody Jon Snow can be seen still lying on the ground where he was left at the end of season 5.
Perhaps Jon can pull a “Walking Dead’s Glenn” and make a triumphant return — however, there was no life-saving dumpster to be found. Fans want to believe wholeheartedly that Snow is still alive despite claims from producers themselves.
Fan of Game of Thrones, should not be surprised if he does turn out to be dead however. Because they should know better than anyone else that the HBO series has never been afraid to kill off main characters.
In addition the grim depictions of Jon in the trailer, the actor who plays Snow — Kit Harington — gave a very Stark answer on the matter of him being dead in season 6 or not. According to Cinema blend, Kit said this on the subject.
“Quite honestly, I have never been told the future of things in this show, but this is the one time I have. They sat me down and said, ‘This is how it is.’ If anything in the future is not like that, then I don’t know about it – it’s only in David and Dan and George’s heads. But I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season.”
Harington’s answer about his fate on the sixth season of the Game of Thrones sounded pretty clear-cut and the message came from the top heads of the Game of Thrones — David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
In addition, Game of Thrones director, David Nutter, told The Hollywood Reporter that, “Jon Snow is Dead.” He was also asked, “what was Kit’s last day on set like?”
In response, the Game of Thrones director stated that there was, “a lot of sadness on the set.”
Regardless of what Jon’s fate is in season 6 of the Game of Thrones, his fellow cast members will certainly keep the suspense going judging from the photos.
A back-of-the-head image was also tweeted of The Forest star, Natalie Dormer, as Margaery Tyrell.
For more potentially spoiling photos from the Game Of Thrones season 6, head over to MakingGameofThrones.com.
[Photo via HBO/Macall B. Polay]