By Dhruv Singh.
As unbelievable as it sounds, Game of Thrones’ upcoming sixth season is poised to be the award winning HBO fantasy series’ darkest season yet. Season five left viewers with not one but a myriad of cliffhangers. From the Wall in the north to the mountains of the Vale to the eclectic land of Dorne, expect more twists and turns than ever before.
For senior Minh Nguyen, the new season, expected to air on April 24, cannot come soon enough.
“I absolutely love Game of Thrones. There always a huge wait between seasons, but now that the new season is just weeks away, I am beyond excited to see how each plot line unfolds,” said Nguyen.
More than just dark, Game of Thrones is also expected to be weirder than ever. Cersei Lannister, the spurned Queen Mother, made it clear last season that she has no intention of wasting away in a cell as seemingly every army mobilizes throughout the land.
Lena Headey, the actor who plays Cersei Lannister, says viewers could be in for a wild ride.
“It’s probably the most interesting season yet. My character really ahs nothing to lose and she has everything to gain from a horrible position she finds herself in,” said Headey.
What’s more, her incestuous relationship with Jaime Lannister, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is poised to take the driver seat once more, something that has not been seen since the first season.
“Her relationship with Jaime is at a n all-time weird level. It’s jucy and it’s so dark,” said Headey.
If all this is not enough to get viewers excited, they can rest assured that this year’s season bares the stamp of approval of showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
“The whole season, Dan and I talk about this a lot. This is not us trying to hype it. Usually there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. This season there is not a weak episode,” said Benioff.
This high quality is attributed to the quality of directors this season as well as the skill of the crews that worked with them.
“We had great directors who knew what they were doing, paired with excellent [directors of photography]. We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped. We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder,” said Benioff.
Season six is set to air on HBO, on April 24 at 10 pm. Without a doubt, it will certainly be filled with twists, turns, and betrayal.