It’s been only one week since Game of Thrones season 5 ended with lots of character deaths and shocking scenes, but a lot of talk is already focusing on the next season. Since David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the show’s executive producers and creators, already announced that they aim to finish Game of Thrones’ story in 7 seasons, it’s fair to believe that after a not-so -eventful season 5 they will really pick it up in the final two seasons.
At the end of May, news got out that the show had already begun casting for next season, and a dearth of characters from the books would finally make their debut in the show, like Sam Tarly’s family and Theon Greyjoy’s uncle, Euron. The audience may also get another flashback scene showing the young Ned Stark and young Robert Baratheon. So basically the latter means that Brandon Stark’s return is almost assured after his hiatus in season 5.
The character descriptions include a priestess mysteriously described as a "beautiful, intense, and magnetic" woman in her mid-20’s to early 30’s . Most of the book readers already started guessing who this character would be, but after an audition video surfaced online, we can be near-certain that another priestess of the Light of God, R’hllor, will enter the world of Game of Thrones.
In the video, which has been since then taken down, English actress Tehmina Sunny (Argo, Children of Men) reads a scene in which a red priestess, named Kinvara, visits Meeren’s interim rulers, Tyrion Lannister and Varys. The scene indicates that R’hllor, this most mysterious entity in the books and the show, has set his eyes on a new champion, namely Daenerys Targaryen, who fled the city on the back of her black dragon, Drogon.
Of course, a god’s blessing may indeed be a good thing in most fantasy stories, but the same cannot be said when it comes to R’hllor, as the audience has witnessed so far since season 2 of Game of Thrones. Without spoiling anything for the non-viewers and non-readers, it's enough to say that there’s lots of human sacrifice involved.
Game of Thrones has to spice up a little bit after a quite disappointing season, especially since the adaptations of Dan Simmon’s Hyperion and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods are about to also enter the TV-show realm in the near future. Stay tuned for seasons 5 and 6! #Games of Thrones #Television