After months of waiting, Game of Thrones fans finally got to see the first footage from Season 6 in the form of a new trailer that debuted last week. The footage seemingly confirmed that Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is in fact dead, and it sounds like many more deaths are on the horizon. TV Line managed to catch up with Liam Cunningham, who wouldn't offer too many specifics about these upcoming episodes, but he did tease that a surprising amount of characters will be killed off, along with the show's "bizarre new philosophy."
"When I was reading these scripts, there's a certain kind of bizarre new philosophy to what they're doing. It's different this year. There's some very different stuff. There's quite a few new people. There's quite a few people going this year - as there is every year, to be fair. I'm not speaking out of shop when I say that. But I was astonished at the numbers. [Laughs] ...It's one of the things that makes the show so interesting: the fact that nobody's safe. Anybody can go at any time."
Liam Cunningham's Davos Seaworth is featured in a scene at the very end of the new trailer, which raised some eyebrows. Fans can see the dead Jon Snow laying on a table. His trusty direwolf Ghost also in the scene alomg with Davos and a few of the Nights Watch brothers. The scene ends with Davos stating that he isn't much of a fighter, before "apologizing" for what he's about to do. We see Davos draw his sword before the trailer cuts out. So, what is he planning to do? Cut off Jon Snow's head? Is he about to kill Ghost? The actor explains that fans on Twitter thought he was about to kill the direwolf before offering another possible scenario.
"I do frequent Twitter. Somebody did accuse me of wanting to behead Ghost. They saw a sword, me, and Ghost in the shot and went, 'Is he going to kill Ghost?!' [Laughs] The term 'clutching at straws' does strike me. [Laughs] Well, if you think about this logically, let me help you out here. Where we leave this, with Jon being dead, there's still a few of his loyal people around that certain parties in Castle Black are not going to want to have around... There's a threat implicit in the thing. I'm obviously in some way about to defend or attack or whatever it may be. It's evidently still Castle Black, Ghost's there. So there is a certain threat there, but who it comes from would be remiss of me to inform you."
Davos Seaworth was first introduced in the Season 2 premiere, and he's been by Stannis' side ever since. This season should be quite intriguing, with Stannis gone and Davos on his own. While Liam Cunningham wouldn't add too many specifics, the actor did say that Davos would be doing things he's never done before. Here's what he had to say about where we'll find Davos this season, teasing that the scope of these new episodes is much bigger.
"He gets sucked into stuff that we've never seen him do before, against his better judgment. We will see him doing things that we haven't seen him doing before. That's not a sexual reference, even though it f-king sounds like one! There is an enormous...There is a section as the season progresses that we haven't tackled before, size-wise. It's incredibly cinematic. It took an incredibly long time to shoot... I probably shouldn't be telling you this: It's going to blow out of the water what has happened in the previous seasons combined."
We also see Davos in the background of another scene from the trailer, where Melisandre (Carice van Houten) admits that the "great victory" she saw in the flames, was a lie. At the end of last season, Davos and Melisandre's leader Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) was killed by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). Coming into Game of Thrones Season 6, both Davos and Melisandre will be without their leader, which has fans wondering if they could finally become allies. Here's what Liam Cunningham had to say, teasing that Davos and Melisandre are "strange bedfellows," but they may not team up anytime soon.
"I'm throwing you a hypothetical situation here. There's one or two things that's going to happen. First of all, they are very, very strange bedfellows, as they say, but they are in a very weird situation. For two people who have an abhorrent dislike of each other, they're both in the same boat. We both lost Stannis. We both lost our reason for being in the show. Also, both of us have found ourselves leaning towards Jon Snow. She has seen something in the flames about this dude. I have found, while talking with Stannis to Jon, that this guy is a fellow traveler. He's the real deal. He's a good guy. He's definitely got leadership qualities, and he has a heroic and charismatic quality to him. Davos will obviously be drawn to that kind of character. Davos isn't a leader. So [Davos and Melisandre are] both in Castle Black, in a terrible spot in the same s-t, and they hate each other. [Laughs] It's brilliant drama. Brilliant! What a set-up. It's a series by itself! I do not know what's happened to Shireen or Stannis. As an audience [member], you're going to look at [Davos] and assume that he's going to assume she was killed in the battle or whatever. So to return to your question, if I found out at the end of [Season] 5 or in the break that she's responsible for it, there's no f-king way I'm going to team up. So you have to figure out for yourself where that's going to go as the season progresses."
There has been very little revealed about Season 6 thus far, and HBO even confirmed that they aren't sending out advanced screeners to members of the press, after the first four episodes leaked online just a day before the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere last year. Given the secrecy surrounding this season, it remains to be seen how much more footage the Game of Thrones producers will show the fans before the premiere on Sunday, April 24. What do you think about these new details for Season 6 of Game of Thrones?