Wed 13 Apr 2016, 14:00
Game of Thrones S6 comes back to M-Net Edge on Monday 25 April, Express from the US
There are always plenty of things to look forward to when it comes to viewing television series on M-Net Edge (102) on DStv. A variety of new shows come onto the schedule but every year, but most viewers all around the world wait for winter to come.
M-Net Edge is excited that Emmy® Award-winning Best Drama Series Game of Thrones is returning on Monday 25 April at 03:00 (Express from the US) and Thursday 28 April at 21:00 (Prime Time) with an all-new season of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph.
Game of Thrones Season 5 recap:
There were some shocking developments at the end of Season 5, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation on the streets of King’s Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates.
What to expect in Season 6:
Season 6 will see familiar faces forging new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while there will be new characters that will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
Episode 1 “The Red Woman”
Written by David Benioff & DB Weiss; Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
“Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.”
· Game of Thrones is based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin (who remains a co-EP on the show).
· Game of Thrones is set in the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summers and winters can last years. Season 6 was shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, Iceland and Croatia.
· Game of Thrones has received a mind-boggling 86 Emmy Award® nominations since 2011, including five consecutive Outstanding Drama Series nominations, and has won a total of 26 Emmys®. The show won a record- shattering 12 Emmys® in 2015, including awards for Drama Series,Writing (David Benioff and DanWeiss), directing (David Nutter) and supporting actor (Peter Dinklage).
· Game of Thrones’ returning cast is led by Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent, two Emmys® for this role), Lena Headey (300), Emilia Clarke (Terminator: Genisys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Oblivion), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Kit Harington (HBO’s 7 Days in Hell), Diana Rigg (The Avengers, Emmy® nominated for GoT), Sophie Turner (the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse), MaisieWilliams (The Falling), Jonathan Pryce (Wolf Hall), Alfie Allen (John Wick), John Bradley (Borgia), Gwendoline Christie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Liam Cunningham (Safe House), Natalie Dormer (Rush), Jerome Flynn (London’s Burning), Iain Glen (Resident Evil: Extinction), Conleth Hill (Two Down), Michiel Huisman (Treme), Nathalie Emmanuel (Furious 7), Michael McElhatton (Strike Back), Iwan Rheon (Misfits), Carice van Houten (Valkyrie), Indira Varma (Rome), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (The Awakening), Kristian Nairn (Ripper Street), TomWlaschiha (Crossing Lines), Dean-Charles Chapman (Billy Elliot the Musical), Kristofer Hivju (The Thing), Hannah Murray (Skins).
· New cast members for Game of Thrones Season 6 include Max Von Sydow (The Exorcist) as the Three- Eyed Raven (recast); Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter) as Dickon Tarly, Samwell Tarly’s younger brother; James Faulkner (Downton Abbey) as Randyll Tarly, Samwell and Dickon’s father; Pilou Asbaek (Borgen) as Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle and younger brother of Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands; and Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey), Essie Davis (The Babadook), Souad Faress (Hunted) and Ian McShane (Deadwood).