Game of Thrones producer Brian Cogman has revealed that Season 6 will provide a much-needed respite for the characters that went through hell last season. In addition, fans will receive a blast from the past as the series revisits events of season 1 through the eyes of Brandon Stark.
Game of Thrones season 5 was perhaps the worst for all characters. Those who managed to keep their lives went through a lot of suffering, possibly scarred for life. The list of casualties from previous season’s betrayals and battles include important characters Jon Snow and Stannis Baratheon. With the never-ending wars of Westeros creating piles of dead characters, many are wondering if the show’s producers love to terrorize the fans.
In a report by Entertainment Weekly, Cogman defended the constant killing of characters. comparing the show to the events in the real world. The vulnerable and the innocent pay for the games the rulers play. The story of Game of Thrones is about war, and war is hell for everybody. He staunchly denied that they were doing these for the shock the value.
Despite his brutally honest explanation, Cogman offered fans some good news. According to Screen Rant, season 6 will be less dark than predecessors, although how exactly less is unclear. It is fair to warn fans that this is Game of Thrones, its popularity stemmed from ruthless portrayal of sex and violence.
Another thing to look forward to is the return of Brandon Stark. After disappearing north of the Wall to sharpen his powers as a warg, Bran now has the power to view the past. This power will be utilized as a plot device to relive times before the War of Five kings turned Westeros into a hellhole.
Fans can now rest assured that the death rate of characters will decline on Game of Thrones season 6, which premieres this weekend.