Game of Thrones is about to start entertaining its rather huge fandom with its sixth season, which will be broadcast later this month. And ever since the Season 5 finale, fans have been making up all kinds of theories.
But this season, the characters and storylines are even more exciting than ever. This is the first time in the HBO show’s history that the series will venture completely from the books. Unlike previous seasons, there can be no spoilers from those who have already read the books, which is great news for fans of the TV show who have yet to read the associated novels. George R.R. Martin’s final two Game of Thrones novels have yet to be released, so the writers of the TV series were in the position of choosing between putting the show on hold until the books were ready or venturing away from the books and creating their own storylines. As it turns out, they chose the latter path.
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Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has resorted to lying about the HBO show during his recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, as reported by E! Online. The host of the talk show, Jonathan Ross, tested the actor about Game of Thrones’s Season 4 with the help of a little electric shock test.
One of the Game of Thrones questions asked by Ross, presumably on behalf of almost every Game of Thrones fan, was, “Are you dead?” Each time the host wasn’t satisfied with Harington’s answers, the actor got a shock. And spoiler alert: there were tons of shocks.
Kit Harington failing a lie detector test during the Jonathan Ross Show pic.twitter.com/uBnKkRCNPP
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And while Harington answered “yes” to the “Are you dead?” question, he also added that he filmed some scenes of him being dead in the new Game of Thrones season but denied rumors that he would be playing a White Walker.
“I filmed some scenes of me being dead — it’s some of my best work. I know how long I’m a corpse for, but I can’t tell you that.”
And while the Game of Thrones star may insist that he plays nothing but a corpse in the upcoming season, fans are dubious.
Refuse to believe Kit Harington spent 3 months on the set of GOT playing a corpse
— Trishane Rowe (@tinarowee) April 2, 2016
Harington is famous for his poker face, so it would be no big deal for him to lie. In fact, the Game of Thrones actor seems to have a pretty good time getting shocked by the host as he smiled throughout the interview. In any event, fans of the HBO series will find out whether or not Harington was lying when the new season premieres on HBO on April 24.
As the world gets closer to the premiere date of Game of Thrones Season 6, Yahoo TV has launched its official countdown titled #GoTIsComing, during which it will be posting interesting facts about the series’ favorite characters and places, from exploring Direwolves to analyzing some of the show’s most mysterious deaths, according to Yahoo News.
Yahoo TV notes that Game of Thrones fans have been disappointed over the lack of Direwolves on the show lately. And some fans even note that while Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons get lots of screen time, the Starks’ Direwolves seem to have been thrown out of the show.
— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2016
And Game of Thrones fans fell in love with the Direwolves from the very first episode of the show, when those little puppies were rescued from their dead mother. And the author of the books, George R.R. Martin, let the names of Direwolves relate to each of the Starks.
“Robb was calling his Grey Wind, because he ran so fast. Sansa had named hers Lady, and Arya named hers after some old witch queen in the songs, and little Rickon called his Shaggydog.”
But it was Bran Stark who struggled to pick a name for his Direwolf until it saved him from an assassin. And then he came up with the name Summer, which relates to Bran’s sad and optimistic attitude as well as the idea that he is a savior against that cold Game of Thrones winter.
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