HBO is continuing with the promotion of, without a doubt, the most anticipated TV show of the year. Game of Thrones is now more popular than ever going into its upcoming sixth season.
In the newest promo teaser we take a trip through a Hall inside the House of Black and White as we see some major former characters who all died awful deaths and then some surprising faces make an appearance in the last few seconds of the clip.
The teaser shows the famous Hall of Faces a.k.a the assassins’ den where Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) has been living, and shows the disembodied, death mask-like faces while their voices sound in the background.
Between the faces is Ned Stark (Sean Bean) “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword”, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) “I’ve won every battle, but I’m losing this war” and Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) “Show them how it feels to lose what they love”.
These word should be taken as stern warnings to the remaining survivors who should learn from past characters who all met their demise because of some really bad choices.
The clip also shows the original big villain and one of the most despised characters in history Joffrey Baratheon.
“Everyone is mine to torment,” the sadistic character says.
So far everything seems normal at this point of the teaser, but then we shockingly see the faces of characters that are still alive as of last season, including Arya, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) who is featured front and center in the clip among the many death characters.
Of course the big question is what can’t we say about this. Is this some sort of alert of the upcoming deaths in the show or is simply just a teaser that once again proves that in the world of Game of Thrones there is only one thing for sure: NO ONE IS EVER SAFE.
At the end of season five, viewers were left speculating the fates of some of their favorite characters. Among many developments, Jon Snow was stabbed by his Night’s Watch brothers, and Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy jumped off the Winterfell castle wall.
And for the first time since the show debut in 2011 no one knows whats going to happen, as Game of Thrones will surpass the events of the A Song of Ice and Fire books they’re based on with author George R.R. Martin confirming at the beginning of January that he would not be able to complete his sixth book, The Winds of Winter, before the season six premiere of Thrones.
This is BIG for the TV show because for the first time ever the fates of characters like Daenerys, Tyrion and, most urgently, Jon Snow will be shown first on the show before they’re revealed in Martin’s novel series. So basically, no one can spoil the future episodes.
With no idea whatsoever of what’s going to happen next, fans are sure to speculate the meaning of the clip, but all we can say in the end is that the series’ often repeated motto “All men must die” now sounds more ominous than ever.
In the end this is only the second teaser for season six, so the only thing for sure is that with Arya’s surroundings being so strongly emphasized we can expect a lot of the show to be about the big things in store for Maisie Williams’ character in the coming year.
Game Of Thrones returns on HBO this April 24, 2016.