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HBO has unveiled an inside-look into the first episode of Game of Thrones, season six, featuring an emotional coming together between both Cersei and Jaime Lannister.
Cersei – to our understanding – doesn't have a glass of wine in her hand either. So, you know, at least the break from being on-screen has had a positive effect on somebody…
On the other hand, fans can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming season. After all, the books are not available to use as a reference point this time around, and based on the promotional material HBO have released thus far, things could be about to get interesting.
The show is set to return to screens on HBO on April 24th and will repeat for viewers in the UK the following day on Sky Atlantic.
Game of Thrones' TV script-writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have revealed that American President Barack Obama has access to episodes from the show's upcoming season.
This news might come as a shock to many Game of Thrones fans, then again it might not, but when asked about how Obama obtained such secretive content, the duo responded in a rather frank fashion.
Speaking at the Game of Thrones Season Premiere, both writers were asked whether or not there was a moment that signified that they had 'made it,' for lack of a better expression.
Weiss responded: "I think, for both of us, finding out the President wanted advanced copies of the episodes was an 'aha' moment. That was a very strange moment."
In sheer shock the interviewer, Veronica Belmont, asked whether or not it was true, because as many fans are aware, these two like to joke around a little during interviews.
"Yes," Weiss confirmed. "He’s the leader of the free world."
Benioff added: "When the commander-in-chief says 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you gonna do?"
So, there you have it. You're either jealous of Barack Obama right now, or would like to discuss the entire season with him over a cup of coffee, maybe biscuits – who knows.
Either way, not too long to go now! Season six of Game of Thrones is set to air live on April 24th, HBO, and will hit screens in the UK a day later on Sky Atlantic.
This story contains information regarding Sunday's Game of Thrones episode: 'Home' and may contain spoilers.
After months of Kit Harington telling Game of Thrones fans that their beloved Jon Snow had died and would not be making a return, it turns out he was lying all along.
This week's episode came to a close with Davos and Melisandre trying to revive Jon Snow, but after it looked like their attempts had failed, they left the room. Little did they know, Snow started to breathe again – despite Harington categorically claiming that his character was not coming back.
Well, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kit Harington gave his post-episode comments. He said: “Sorry! I’d like to say sorry for lying to everyone. I’m glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, ‘Fine, Jon Snow’s dead.’
"But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it. Which means something I’m doing – or the show is doing – is right.”
Whatever way you look at this resurrection, one thing is for certain – Jon Snow definitely knew something this time around.
HBO has released its latest Game of Thrones trailer, leaving so many questions lingering in fans minds ahead of season six.
The trailer has dragons, it has power, it has emphasis, it even has a comedic scene with Tyrion – in short form, everything a Game of Thrones fan would want, and more so expect from this new teaser.
Season six is expected to hit screens on April 24th on HBO, and will be shown in the UK the following day via Sky Atlantic.
This is the first season of the HBO show that will surpass the books, in terms of story, and with these trailers the only thing to go off, it is now a waiting game.
But until then, feel free to look at every single frame of the trailer above, in an attempt to snoop for clues. You won’t be the only one, we can assure you of that.
Also, here’s the trailer before this one too, just in case you missed it:
Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has again hit back at those that have criticised her character's controversial rape scenes, instead suggesting that such experiences have made Daenerys stronger.
The scenes in question date back to 2011 involving Clarke's on-screen husband Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa, and still the debate continues.
When pressed on such controversy by Glamour Magazine, the 29-year old seemed to be looking at the bigger picture, so to speak.
She said: “The consensual sex she has thereafter was genius. She is physically saying, 'You can't rape me again. I'm going to be in control and show you something you've never seen before.
“At the heart of it, we're telling a story; you need that part of the story to feel empathy for Daenerys. You see her attacked by her brother, raped by her husband, and then going, ‘F**k all of you, I'm gonna rule the world.”
Whether you agree with George RR Martin's decision to include violent rape scenes of this nature or not, it was his intention to spark debate on controversial issues of this kind, and he's explained that on numerous occasions.
Back in June 2015 the book writer was involved in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he defended his inclusion of rape. He said: “Rape, unfortunately, still a part of war today. It’s not a strong testament to the human race, but I don’t think we should pretend it doesn’t exist.
“I want to portray struggle. Drama comes out of conflict. If you portray a utopia, then you probably wrote a pretty boring book.”
What do you think? Should scenes of this nature be shown on TV, or in the books for that matter…. Let us know in the comments section below.