The sixth season of "Game of Thrones" is ready to be telecast April 24 and HBO Thursday released the title and synopsis for the premiere episode, titled "The Red Woman."
Based on the title, the first episode will focus on Melisandre, the red priestess. Actress Carice van Houten recently told the media that fans will see a vulnerable side of her character when the fantasy drama based on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series returns.
"The arc of my character is finally going into a different direction," Houten told Entertainment Weekly. "It's changing and I really like it. We see her from a really different side of her now. We see somebody whose whole belief system is tumbling down. She's completely confused, and I really like to play that. After all the security and strength and pride, now we see something completely different. I've been really waiting for this moment."
Melisandre was one of the most hated characters on "Game of Thrones" after she advised Stannis to sacrifice Shireen to please the Gods. But that changed soon after Jon Snow fell, as many believe Melisandre will resurrect Jon Snow in the Season 6 premiere.
There has been no indication that we'll see Jon Snow back in the land of the living in Season 6. According to Kit Harington as well as the showrunners, Jon Snow is dead. This could be one of the reasons Harington's name isn't on the list of actors returning for Season 6.
However, many believe that "Game of Thrones" could be pulling a "The Walking Dead." AMC decided to remove actor Steven Yuen's name from the credits when they wanted to make it seem like the character was dead on the show.
The synopsis for episode 1 of the sixth season reads: "Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again."