Aside from a few casting stories, most of which haven't been confirmed by HBO yet, there is very little we know about Season 6 of Game of Thrones. The beloved fantasy series eschewed its annual tradition of confirming new cast members at Comic-Con this year, so all we've had to go on this summer as production started are a handful of rumors and photos from the set. If new set photos are to be believed, yet another deceased Game of Thrones character will be brought back to life in Season 6. There will be SPOILERS for those who aren't caught up through Season 5, so read on at your own risk.
Just months after his beloved character Jon Snow seemingly died in the Season 5 finale, Kit Harington was spotted on the set, sparking rumors that he will be either brought back to life, or that he wasn't dead at all. While we don't have any new photos of Kit Harington yet, Twitter users Dragons and Direwolves and VicentPeris1 have new images of actress Sibel Kekilli (Shae) on the set in Pensicola, Spain. The first set of images were taken yesterday, showing the actress in civilian clothes, visiting with actor Conleth Hill (Lord Varys) and co-creator D.B. Weiss. The second batch of photos were taken today, and do show the actress in costume.
As is the case with many deaths on the show, Shae's was rather controversial. The character was killed by her own lover, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) in the Season 4 finale, after Tyrion learned that Shae was sleeping with his father, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). After strangling Shae with a chain, he then took a crossbow and killed his own father, after he repeatedly called her a whore. Shortly after this double-murder, Varys helped smuggle Tyrion out of Westeros, and we caught up with Tyrion and Varys in Pentos, far from Westeros, when Season 5 debuted earlier this year.
Peter Dinklage has also been spotted in Pensicola, which is reportedly where scenes set in Meereen are being shot. At the end of Season 5, Tyrion was left in charge of Meereen after Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) fled on her dragon, and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) set off to find her. The Independent reports that this season, Tyrion will be dealing with a famine in Meereen, while trying to keep the peace in this impoverished land.
As for Shae, do you think she could be part of a dream sequence Tyrion has? It's possible that she could be coming back for flashback sequences as well, but we don't know for sure. While we wait for more details, take a look at the latest photos from the Game of Thrones set in Pensicola, Spain, and stay tuned for more story details.