Game Of Thrones Season Six Updates: 20-minute Animated Sneak Peek Teased
As fans buckle up for spoilers and theories for Game of Thrones season six, negative reactions from previous seasons were taken into account by creators of the franchise. Given that, the sixth season will feature less violence, physically and sexually. Plus, a 20-minute animated clip was produced to keep fans entertained before the sixth season next year.Advertisement
Game of Thrones has produced a series of seasons that both enthralled television enthusiasts and George R.R. Martin readers. In fact, it has been considered by many sources as the much-anticipated television series for 2016. Despite the long wait, the franchise received negative reactions relating to how it depicted the brutality of the stories that were depicted in the book.
As reported by Sydney Morning Herald, one of GOT’s directors, Jeremy Podeswa, revealed, “It is important that [the producers] not self-censor. The show depicts a brutal world where horrible things happen. They did not want to be too overly influenced by that [criticism] but they did absorb and take it in and it did influence them in a way.”
Podeswa directed one of the most controversial episodes of “Game of Thrones” season five entitled “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” Because the installment depicted Ramsay Bolton raping his then-wife Sansa Stark on their wedding night, it showcased a brutal depiction of Sansa’s agony. In return, that same episode received a huge drop in ratings.
Although the book did depict such brutality, Charlotte Runcie of London’s Daily Telegraph said, “This grim scene was difficult for the show to justify. Sansa has been through plenty already and using rape as a female character development is a fantasy cliché that can so easily look crass. Why did the show allow Sansa to survive Joffrey, only to put her through this?”
Given that, Podeswa stated that the show’s creators, David Benioff and DB Weiss were responsive to negative feedback, and there were a couple of things that they changed in season six as a result.
In other news, Mashable reported that the “Game of Thrones” season 5 is now available on Blu-Ray, including that of “The Dance of Dragons.” In fact, an animated story which is as entertaining as the original was created to keep fans entertained until the season 6 premiere. The clip was said to depict the history of Westeros which would include the civil war fought by the Targaryen family.
Those events that were featured in Martin’s “The Princess and the Queen,” which was set 200 years before “A Song of Ice and Fire,” will also be depicted. The writer for the said animation was also none other than the series writer, Dave Hill.
During an interview, Hill revealed, “Every year, I try to keep the scripts worthy of the incredible work that I know to expect from [producer Adam Vadnais] and his team. This year, more so than ever, they’ve set the bar astronomically high with the ‘Dance of Dragons’ featurette. Winter will eventually come, but not the day that Adam and his team fail to amaze me.”
Additionally, the animated version will also feature the voices of prince Oberyn, Viserys Targaryen, Robert Baratheon, Caitlyn Stark, Joffrey Baratheon, and Shireen Baratheon.
Awaiting the season 6 release of “Game of Thrones” this coming April 2016, Podeswa also gave fans a sneak peek on what to expect for the season’s first two episodes. As reported by Cinema Blend, Podeswa stated, “Doing the first episode of a new season is always a bit tricky because they tend to lay down a lot of tracks for the season and check on where the characters are now. They’re not usually the most dynamic episodes. Happily for me this year the producers tried to work against that. The season gets off to an amazing start, stuff of consequence happens and the first two episodes are really strong.”
Other spoilers and theories for the upcoming Game of Thrones season six premiere this April 2016 are provided here: