Game of Thrones Season 6 is almost upon us, and everyone is eager to know the fates of many characters. With spoilers and speculation abounding, there seems to be one major location that has been neglected: Beyond the Wall.
In the last season, we caught a glimpse of what the White Walkers are capable of. Thousands of walking corpses descend on the Wildlings at their settlement of Hardhome, killing every man, woman, and child. Jon Snow watches in awe as the Night’s King raise the dead Wildlings as blue-eyed wights.
In an interview with the cast Game of Thrones Season 6, IGN revealed what “the dead are coming” means for their respective characters. Each of their answers has only one message to fans: Beware of the Night’s King.
Sophie Turner said that the battles in the Seven Kingdoms and across the Narrow Sea in Essos are nothing compared to the impending return of the White Walkers. According to her, their rise is more ominous, and it makes you feel that the end is near.
This fact is made much worse given that Tommen Baratheon, the current king of Westeros, has no idea this is coming. His mother, Queen Regent Cersei, dismissed the threat as well and is currently involved in political backstabbing with their allies, the Tyrells. Actor Dean Charles-Chapman, who plays Tommen, even said that the character has no idea what is going on. He only knows how to feed Ser Pounce, his pet cat.
The only one who knows how grave a threat the White Walkers are is Ser Davos Seaworth. He is last seen on the Wall learning about the death of Stannis from Melisandre.
According to Watchers on the Wall, Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, confirmed that he is speaking to Lyanna Mormont in the trailer released by HBO. He tells Mormont that the battle between the living and the dead is coming while addressing the madness of the Lords of Westeros.
Expect more White Walkers and trouble Beyond the Wall as Game of Thrones Season 6 begins airing April 24.