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Game of Thrones returns for sixth season on HBO April 24

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:00 AM
This image released by HBO shows Maisie Williams as Arya Stark in a scene from, 'Game of Thrones', premiering its sixth season on Sunday at 9 p.m.

 

HBO has broken records with Game of Thrones, the most watched series in the history of the channel, which will premiere worldwide its sixth season this Sunday, April 24.

The series, winner of multiple Emmy(r) and Golden Globe(r) awards, has conquered the world, with a faithful audience with high expectations for the new season.

The first episode will also be available to the public free of charge, beginning April 27 on HBO GO, HBO On Demand, HBOMAX.tv and the HBO app, until May 24.

Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of the fifth season, including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to push forward, relentlessly, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

Returning series regulars this season on Game of Thrones include: Emmy(r) and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Aidan Gillen as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow.

Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis, Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand and Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'ghar.

New cast members for the sixth season include: Pilou Asbaek, Essie Davis, Souad Faress, James Faulkner, Richard E. Grant, Ian McShane, Joe Naufau, Freddie Stroma and Max von Sydow.

Game of Thrones swept the 2015 Primetime Emmy(r) awards taking home 12, a record for a series in one year. This is the first time a series of this kind has managed to be so influential, accumulating a magnitude of fame and critical praise in such a way, with an impact on television, production and programming content creation.

 

STRUGGLE FOR POWER

 

Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in the vast and violent kingdom of Westeros. The 10-episode sixth season is executive-produced by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; with secondary executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin; supervising producer, Bryan Cogman; and producers Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.

Complete past seasons of Game of Thrones are available on HBO GO, where subscribers can catch up on past episodes. Visit www.hbogola.com or download the app for your mobile device (iOS or Android) or on Xbox 360 (for Xbox Live users).