For years, hard-core fans awaiting new episodes of HBO’s smash hit show “Game of Thrones” have more or less known what’s coming.
Besides winter, of course.
That’s because the show’s first five seasons have mostly followed the storylines of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of fantasy novels. But with season 6, coming April 24 in the United States, the TV series ventures into unexplored territory.
Martin is still writing the next volume in his sprawling series — although he has briefed the show’s producers on where to take the many plot threads — leaving audiences to wonder what lies in store for the saga and its characters.
Because everyone is in the dark and the Internet hates a vacuum, speculation has run rampant since season 5 ended last June. When last seen, many of “Thrones'” key characters were in dire circumstances — like, possibly dead — which has only fueled wild rumors about their fate. (Let me be the 1,837th person to tell you that Jon Snow might be alive. Possibly. Or not. Nobody really knows.) Read more