With less than two short months left until Season 6 of Game of Thrones debuts, fans are eagerly awaiting any footage from the new episodes. Today, HBO debuted a behind-the-scenes video, which features several members of the show's camera department, who reveal why their jobs give them "the best seat in the house." The five-minute video does feature plenty of footage from the set, offering brief glimpses at Game of Thrones stars such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Carice van Houten (Melissandre), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).
Unfortunately, these brief behind-the-scenes glimpses don't offer too many details about the story that is unfolding this season, but the first trailer released earlier this month offered quite the cryptic tease. The video showcased the infamous Hall of Faces at the House of Black and White. The Faceless Men use these faces, combined with an array of magical spells, to camouflage themselves while performing important missions. The trailer showcased a number of faces from deceased characters like Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), all of whom appear on these new posters as well. Of course, their appearances in this setting weren't too surprising, since we knew they were already dead.
However, the trailer ended on a rather shocking note, showing the faces of numerous pivotal characters who were still alive, such as Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), just to name a few. We also recently debuted new posters that offered a close-up look at those aforementioned characters, plus a few more faces in the Hall, such as Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), Nymeria Sand (Jessica Henwick), Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman), all of whom are still alive on the show. There are even a few more deceased characters like Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) and Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy).
Since there is very little we know about Season 6, the trailer and posters seemed to tease that all of these characters will meet their demise this season. Then again, since they represent almost all of the main cast members, it seems hard to believe that the show will kill off almost its entire main cast. Some speculate that it could be all a ruse, to get fans thinking which characters may live, and which may perish when the show returns.
There will also be a number of new characters debuting this season include Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven, Ian McShane in an unspecified role and Pilou Asbæk, who has been rumored to be playing Euron Greyjoy, the uncle of Alfie Allen's Theon Greyjoy. Richard E. Grant and Essie Davis are portraying members of a theater troupe who are putting on a play about famous figures in Westeros, with James Faulkner, Samantha Spiro and Rebecca Benson portraying the father, mother and sister of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley). Most recently, we reported that Spartacus: Vengeance star Joseph Naufahu has come aboard, rumored to be playing a Dothraki warrior. While we wait for more footage to arrive, take a look at this Game of Thrones video below, and, in case you missed them, check out all of the character posters below. Stay tuned for more on Season 6, debuting Sunday, April 24 at 9 PM ET on HBO.