When Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told us during his recent trip to Dubai that he spends a lot of time on set with Kit Harington, it was enough of a straw for Game of Thrones aficionados to clutch ahead of the launch of season six on Monday April 25.
That the Dane, who plays Jaime Lannister, added, “Even though we don’t have any scenes together,” is of little consequence to our overactive imaginations.
The theories are many regarding the show’s star turn, Jon Snow (Harington). Will he really come back as a dog? Is he even dead at all? But even the most educated guesses struggle to hold water as this is the first season to significantly depart from the narrative in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books.
It’s a fact Coster-Waldau quite enjoys.
“All those who had read the books and had a little smirk on their face, now it is a level playing field, which is cool,” he says, before lamenting an era of leaked episodes and spoilers. “You don’t accomplish anything, you just ruin it for lots of people.”
So what do we know? With only US President Barack Obama being granted special screeners to view at home, the rest of us have been reading way too much into two trailers, as well as what scraps could be found in the comments by a select few invited to Hollywood’s famous Chinese Theatre last week.
“Wow”, “incredible” and “spectacular” are words that have all been thrown around. “Hits the ground at full sprint”, too. But no-one has confirmed Snow is the new guard dog at King’s Landing…
Game of Thrones season six is on OSN at the same time as in the US, from Monday April 25.
Best on-screen moments
Which character had the finest fashion foot forward in Westeros over the past five seasons?
This one-handed villian has gone through several looks with his locks, however, his off-duty, non-armoured leathers are our fave.
The queenly couture gowns in swinging silks are as slippery as Westeros’ queen bee – which is probably why we love to hate her.
Is he alive? Is he dead? Even Kit Harington is probably bored of asking. At least his ebony, snow-strewn attire is on point.
Everyone’s favourite Khaleesi has mixed experimental shapes, silhouettes and patterns to tell the story of this complex character.
Her rigid costumes are a visual narrative of all the pain, trouble and repulsive behaviour this tough cookie has experienced.