Last week, HBO's Game of Thrones held their annual Comic-Con panel, but fans didn't get any insight into Season 6, since production hasn't started yet. While speaking with The Los Angeles Times, Emilia Clarke teased that this season will be epic and shocking. The actress didn't reveal any specific details. Though, her enthusiasm for Game of Thrones Season 6 is readily apparent. And holds a lot of promise for fans eager to return to this world. She explains.
"There's so much in store for her. I'm saying that obviously because I've read the script for next season. It's really exciting. Next season, I've said this before, but there's a lot of seasons where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you're like, 'OK, feeding information, I get it. We're finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there's that person.; But this season coming up, that we're about to film, there's none of that. It's just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It's mental; it's epic. And definitely Dany's a part of it."
Throughout the first half of Game of Thrones Season 5, many fans were growing restless, since there wasn't much actually happening in Westeros and Essos. The action picked up considerably in the second half, capped off by the action-packed final three episodes, "Hardhome", "The Dance With Dragons" and "Mother's Mercy". If Emilia Clarke's statement is true, then it seems that series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will eschew the elongated setup that any fans didn't like about last season, and get straight into the action.
At the end of Season 5, Daenerys had fled Meereen on the back of her beloved dragon Drogon, after the Sons of the Harpy's assassination attempt was foiled by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen). We last saw Dany as she was surrounded by hundreds of Dothraki riders, leaving fans to wonder where she'll end up when the new season begins. When asked if she learned anything from her failings in Meereen last season, the actress had this to say.
"I think that she's definitely on the upwards trajectory of truly learning from the mistakes that she's made as a ruler. It's not so much a matter of learning from the mistakes that have gone before her, but it's a matter of her trusting herself and being confident in the decisions that she's about to make. And being confident enough to stand next to those decisions and take full responsibility for them."
Game of Thrones Season 6 will be the first time that both readers of George R.R. Martin's books and faithful fans of the show won't know what to expect, since the series is actually surpassing the books. There is the possibility that George R.R. Martin finishes his long-awaited sixth book, The Winds of Winter, before Season 6 debuts, but we're not sure if that will happen or not. What do you think about these new Game of Thrones details? Are you glad that this season will be more fast-paced than the last?