Game of Thrones is shrouded in deep secrecy as HBO prepares to debut all-new episodes this spring. Game of Thrones Season 6 arrives at an interesting point for fans. The TV show has finally caught up with the books upon which it is based, and there have been limited spoilers revealed. But thanks to a rather candid Oscars interview that happened last night, one of the show's biggest stars let an interesting tidbit fly. And it's actually quite a big spoiler, considering the HBO series' tendency to kill off its characters.
While walking the Red Carpet last night, Sophie Turner confirmed, without a doubt, that /game-of-thrones-season-5-sansa-stark-rape-scene-commentary/Sansa Stark will definitely not die in Game of Thrones Season 6. The actress was chatting with E! when the subject of Game of Thrones was brought to the forefront of the conversation. The actress revealed how she worked her way through each new script, and came to one very exciting conclusion.
"Flicking through I'm like, death, death, death... I'm alright this season."
Sophie Turner's revelation is kind of a double whammy if you take the quote literally. According to her, we'll see some big deaths on the show this year. But this should really come as no surprise. Since it debuted in 2010, a cornerstone of Game of Thrones has been its willingness to kill off major characters. Though, she doesn't hint at who's number might be up. But we're surely in for at least a couple major surprises. One of them won't be Sansa on the receiving end of a swift sword blow, though. The show has two more seasons ahead, so her demise is not being ruled out for Game of Thrones Season 7 or Game of Thrones Season 8.
Most of the cast and show creators have been able to keep mum on what we can expect in Game of Thrones Season 6. And before this big reveal from Sophie Turner, the actress has been able to keep rather vague about Sansa's impending fate. We have since learned that this particular Stark is going to have a very BIG season. She is set to become the woman she was always meant to be. Sophie Turner had this to say about her immanent return on the small screen.
"She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it's really good."
It has already been confirmed by author George R.R. Martin that his sixth A Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter, won't be published by the time Game of Thrones Season 6 debuts this spring. He also recently revealed that there is a major twist coming in the book that can't be done on the HBO show because it involves a character that is still alive in the novel series but not on its small screen companion. It sounds like Game of Thrones and the novel series are going to drift further apart as both properties bring themselves to that one inevitable conclusion. And it's clear that the books will end long after the TV show. So, will Sansa's future go down two very different paths? We'll have to wait and see. Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres on HBO April 24. Will you be there?