It goes without saying that “Game of Thrones” Season 6 is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated series returns this year. Now, with fans eager to know what’s going to happen next, the director of the first two episodes of the new season is sharing some plot details.
With fans freaking out over the recent fan theory about Jon Snow being a twin, not to mention trying to figure out if the final moment of Season 5 will somehow be undone, demand for “Game of Thrones” spoilers is through the roof. Luckily, director Jeremy Podeswa wasn’t shy about dropping some hints about what fans can expect from the show’s grand return.
“Expectations are always very high at the beginning of the season, and checking in with all of the characters is a daunting prospect,” he told Yahoo TV. “But what’s great about this season is that there’s very little expository stuff. It starts off with a bang and you’re right into the excitement of the story.”
Normally, this would be the part where fans of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series would step up to translate exactly what the “bang” Podeswa is referring to is, based on what happens in the next chapters of the books. However, as the director later notes, fans have no access to the source material that Season 6 is based on.
“This is also the first season that’s not based on one of the books,” he said. “So there’s an enormous fan curiosity of where we’re going to go, and that makes me equally nervous and excited. There have been so many diversions from the original story in the last couple of seasons that I think the audience is ready to go completely off-book.”
It was previously reported that, due to his slow writing pace on book 6, Martin did not have the sixth book in the “Song of Ice and Fire” series finished by the time Season 6 needed to begin filming in order to keep up with the production schedule. Although the producers have Martin there to guide them through the next stages of the story, the fact of the matter is that fans are completely in the dark about the upcoming events in Westeros for the first time since the show debuted in 2011.
So, without book spoilers to guide them, fans can only speculate as to the “bang” that Podeswa is talking about. Unfortunately, Season 5 ended in such a tumultuous place for all of the main characters that picking back up with any of them could end up leading to the vague “bang." According to CinemaBlend, the show will continue its streak of adding new characters to each season, promising to stir up the pot of the already tense landscape. One can only hope that, whatever happens, viewers will get to see Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) finally unleash her fully-grown dragons.