As the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 6 draws near, viewers have to brace themselves because the latest season will be bloodier than those previous, according to Liam Cunningham. The actor, who plays the role of Davos Seaworth, recently told TV Line that while Game of Thrones is known for killing off its major characters, one scene will be enormous.
“There is an enormous…there is a section as the season progresses that we haven’t tackled before, size-wise. It’s incredibly cinematic. It took an incredibly long time to shoot… I probably shouldn’t be telling you this: It’s going to blow out of the water what has happened in the previous seasons combined.”
Some are thinking if the actor was talking about a scene pertaining to Jon Snow’s fate. Will the beloved character be resurrected after being stabbed at the end of Game of Thrones Season 5 by his fellow Night’s Watch members for his support of the Wildlings? After all, the Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer features a dark-haired rider whom several fans have labeled as the risen Jon Snow.
Furthermore, another scene in the trailer depicts Ser Davos in a room which appears to have Jon’s corpse as well. Many theories have emerged following the death of the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Some think that the Red Priestess Melisandre is the one who can bring back Jon from death.
Liam also told TV Line that he was taken aback by the number of deaths that would take place in Game of Thrones Season 6. He added that the show’s creative team would do something different this year. He deemed the move as a “certain kind of bizarre new philosophy.”
“There’s quite a few new people. There’s quite a few people going this year — as there is every year, to be fair. I’m not speaking out of shop when I say that. But I was astonished at the numbers. It’s one of the things that makes the show so interesting: the fact that nobody’s safe. Anybody can go at any time.”
Nonetheless, despite Liam’s version of a Game of Thrones spoiler, a resurrection is bound to happen but it might not be Jon. Ian McShane, who will join Game of Thrones Season 6 for a one-time episode, revealed that his character would resurrect someone fans thought they’d never see again.
Fans of the book strongly believe that Ian will play the role of a monk who will resurrect Sandor Clegane, more known as the Hound. In George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows, Brienne and Podrick found themselves visiting a religious colony filled with monks. There, they meet a leader called the “Elder Brother” who tells them that he came across the corpse of the Hound. Even if the leader claims that he gave the Hound a peaceful burial, readers think that he actually healed the warrior.
As for Jon, several media insiders were recently given the rare opportunity to see a sneak peek of the show’s forthcoming season at an SXSW-related press event in Austin, Texas. The attendees were apparently prohibited from recording the clip, but some were generous to describe the scene.
According to a report by the Business Insider, the scene features Melisandre and Davos discussing Jon. The Red Priestess claims she saw Jon in her infamous flames, fighting at Winterfell. Her vision gives hope to the prevailing speculations of fans that Jon is, indeed, alive.
Game of Thrones returns on April 24.
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