First ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Clip Defends Jon Snow’s Body, But From What?
We’re only weeks from the finish line of Game of Thrones’ Season 6 premiere, and not even HBO’s lockdown can stop new footage from making its way to anxious fans. The first official clip has arrived, as Davos takes center stage defending Jon Snow’s body, but against what, exactly?
Thrones star Liam Cunningham dropped by Conan with the first official Season 6 clip (at around 1:49 above), making the requisite jokes about HBO snipers ready to take him out for saying too much, but nonetheless with clip in tow. In it, we see more of that closing tag from the first trailer, though one still has to wonder what Davos would protect the body for, if the Night’s Watch mutineers wanted only to burn it, like any other potential Wight.
So reads the Season 6 premiere synopsis for “The Red Woman”:
Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.
And the overall Season 6 logline:
Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, soon to be renewed for Seasons 7 and 8, screen legend Max von Sydow has been cast as the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven to a returning Bran, while Deadwood alum Ian McShane will also appear in a limited, mysterious role, joining Richard E. Grant and The Babadook star Essie Davis as theatre troup players, four notable actors as the Tarly family, Melanie Liburd as a new Red Priestess, and Borgen star Pilou Asbæk as fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy. Apart from a list of directors, Of Monsters and Men will put in a cameo, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall.
In the meantime, check out the latest on the Game of Thrones Season 6 with trailers below, and stay tuned for the April 24 premiere!