‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Will Show Us the Past & Future of Westeros

By December 29, 2015

Nobody really quite knows what to expect from the new season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Aside from the literal cliff hanger they left us with at the end of the latest season, the show is moving forward into entirely new territory now, after each character’s story and arc have finally caught up with where they left off in George R. R. Martin’s original novels. With every character’s fate a mystery at this point, the sixth season of Thrones could end up being its scariest yet.

Following our first look at a returning Bran Stark yesterday as well, some new information about the season six story has been revealed that could mean BIG things for all of you Thrones fans out there, and even bigger things for our favorite characters.

While speaking with EW, Bran actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright revealed that the new season will be meeting Bran sometime after where we left him in season four, referencing a transition similar to Luke Skywalker’s in Empire Strikes Back to Return of the Jedi. So by the time we catch back up with him, he will already be far into his training, and well on his way to mastering his psychic powers. He also said that his material for Bran this season is the best its ever been, and working with Max von Sydow’s Three-Eyed Raven has been (predictably) amazing.

However, the most interesting piece of information he revealed is how Bran will be using his powers this season, by piecing together events from the past and the future to try and make sense of where his role is in the Thrones world moving forward:

“Previously Bran’s seen tiny glimpses of future or past but never has he been very much in control in the situation. Now we’re given looks into very important events in the past, present and future of this world and Bran is beginning to piece them together like a detective, almost as if he’s watching the show. Equally, he’s now discovering how crucial he could be in the Great War. It’s quite Inception-y.”

This is interesting because up until this point, the series has only ever used one flashback, which as most of you will probably remember took place at the beginning of season five and involved a very important scene with a young Cersei Lannister. The possibility we might actually get to see more of those important past events we’ve been told so much about could not only mean big things for the show’s storytelling format, but how each new piece of information could impact our entire cast of characters.

No matter what this means though, it looks like season six of Game of Thrones is about to shake things up in some very big ways moving forward. Could this end up being the most game-changing season yet?

Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on HBO in April of 2016.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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