The surviving characters of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” will be getting a fresh new look for Season 6. Award-winning costume designer April Ferry joins the team following the exit of Michele Clapton, who handled the costume designs for the show’s first five seasons.
Producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss announced Ferry’s addition to the team. According to a statement issued to the Hollywood Reporter, the characters will go through many changes for the remainder of the story. "There is so much left to do on the costume front, so many changes left for the characters and ground for them to cover, and we're so grateful to have someone as brilliant as April onboard to create the costumes that tell the story's final chapters," they said.
Ferry is an Emmy Award-winning costume designer who earned accolades for her work in “Rome,” another HBO series. She is a veteran designer whose work has been featured in films such as “Donnie Darko” and “Mask.” She has a chance to add to her Emmy haul with “Game of Thrones.” Clapton earned two Emmys during her five seasons.
Season 6 won’t just have a new look, but the story may be changing as well. The first five seasons have largely covered most of the content that’s already available in the published books. “Game of Thrones” is based on the best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George RR Martin.
The sixth book installment has yet to be published, but filming for Season 6 is set to start in July. It remains unknown how much time will pass in between the seasons.
With the deaths of several main characters in the Season 5 finale, big changes are expected for Season 6. “Game of Thrones” is scheduled to return in spring 2016 on HBO.