Brace yourselves, “Winter is Coming” once again. HBO has announced via Twitter that Game of Thrones Season 6 will return on Sunday, April 24. The sixth season will consist of the usual 10 episodes, and as previously mentioned is the first season that won’t be drawing on material from a published book.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) January 7, 2016
George R. R. Martin recently confirmed that his latest book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which Game of Thrones is based on, will not be completed in time. With long time readers of the series patiently waiting for the release of The Winds of Winter, they join those who are simply viewing the series on HBO in not having a clue who will survive and who will perish.
Martin has reportedly provided the executive producers with a rough plot and character arc outlines, and hopefully we’ll finally found out what happened to fan favourite ***SPOILER ALERT *** Jon Snow ***END SPOILER ALERT***.
In addition, HBO is currently in talks with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the series’ creators and executive producers, for seasons 7 and 8. Considering Martin’s series is supposed to consist of 7 books, it’s possible this could be the final two seasons of the popular show.
“David and Dan are feeling there’s probably two more years after Season 6, that’s what we’re looking at right now,” HBO President Michael Lombardo told Deadline back in July. “We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”
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