To the massive devoted “Game Of Thrones” fans, HBO has released the new season’s first stills with production and behind-the-scenes photos showing some of the series’ best-loved (and loathed) characters.
Winter is coming, well spring…these images show a glimpse of the winter that lies ahead of HBO’s hit dragons-and-daggers fantasy series new season around the corner more specifically April 25.
The standouts as expected include a white-eyed Arya Stark, blinded as punishment in the closing scenes of season 5, Sansa Stark who we last saw jumping off of an impossibly high wall, and who definitely looks like she’s seen a few thousand ghosts, Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister.
While the stills confirm the return of many fan favorites, there is still one noteworthy absence. John Snow who was last seen apparently bleeding out in the snow, betrayed by his own men in season 5 is conspicuously absent from the images despite having featured on the season 6 poster .
The fan base has since speculated wildly upon his fate, but his appearance in a short teaser trailer released December seems to suggest rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated.