What comes next in Game of Thrones? Who will survive, and who will die? Who will win, and who will fail? Season 5 of the show has left us with a large number of questions craving for answers, especially after the last episode.
Game of Thrones is the most popular thing you’re going to see on TV these days. Its episodes gather up to 10 million viewers each, and the number of Internet downloads (mostly illegal) worldwide is record-setting. This American fantasy drama series, which is based on a popular series of fantasy books titled A Song of Ice and Fire (written by George R.R. Martin), features a great number of British actors. You can see the show’s cast and key detail below.
- Creators: David Benioff (Troy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), D.B. Weiss (The Specials).
- Executive producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield (The Good Wife), Frank Doelger (The Frankenstein Chronicles), Carolyn Strauss (Luck), and George R.R. Martin (Beauty and the Beast).
- Premiere: April 17, 2011
- Channel: HBO
- Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series by George R.R. Martin.
Cast (actors and characters they play):
- Peter Dinklage — Tyrion Lannister
- Lena Headey — Cersei Lannister
- Emilia Clarke — Daenerys Targaryen
- Kit Harington — Jon Snow
- Sophie Turner — Sansa Stark
- Iain Glen — Jorah Mormont
- Maisie Williams — Arya Stark
- and others
What is Game of Thrones
The story of Game of Thrones takes place in the fantasy world, on the continent called Westeros and the nearby areas. The main focal point in the books is the fight for the Iron Throne, the center of power in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Different families are participating in the game of power and might: Lannister, Stark, Tyrell, Baratheon, Greyjoy, Targaryen, as well as others who either have their claim or hope to benefit from the war.
The success of season 5 and renewal for season 6
The latest season of the show premiered on 12th April 2015 and finished on 14th June. Interestingly enough, the day the final, tenth, episode was broadcast coincided with the NBA Finals, which had all the chances to reduce the Game of Thrones audience. However, the last episode gathered over 8 million viewers, which outperformed the show’s own records.
Success like this would be the reason to renew the series for 10 more episodes in 2016. Instead, even before the season 5 started, nobody had any doubt that there will be season 6. The new season of Game of Thrones will consist of 10 episodes, just like the rest, and is expected on HBO somewhere in April 2016.
There is no Game of Thrones without rumors…
At first, let us remind you of the last season’s victims, the deceased characters:
- Ser Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney)
- Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram)
- Selyse Baratheon (Sarah MacKeever)
- Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane)
- Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds)
- Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter)
- Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan)
- Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free)
- Jon Snow (Kit Harington)
The rumors, however, suggest that we’ll see Jon Snow again next year. Some reported spotting actor Kit Harington wearing Jon’s long hair, which meant he might be participating in the filming. Others suggest that we’ll not only see Kit, but also Sean Bean — remember Ned Stark, the first victim of the writers’ cruelty? It might be that the fifth season will feature a lot of memories and flashbacks, or it might be a prequel altogether. While nobody knows anything for sure yet, let us watch the news closely and stay updated.
Have you watched Game of Thrones: season 5? Do you believe in Jon Snow’s comeback?