The American fantasy drama Game Of Thrones has been a bit of a sensation since it first came to screens on HBO in 2011. Based upon George R. R. Martin’s novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, the series takes its name from the first novel and is set in a fictional land of Westeros and Essos.
The plot centres around several noble’s houses who are in the midst of a civil war, and it features a host of varied and interesting characters. It is a show which boasts a massive host of awards, including the Primtime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe nominations and a Peabody Award.
Fans of the show will be waiting with baited breath to see what the new season brings, with rumours abounding that it will be premiering sometime next year.
But what might the new series reveal about the characters and the plot?
A range of new characters are rumoured to be appearing in the next series as well as the popular stalwarts. These characters will include:
Prince Doran Martell – he’s expected to be one of the most talked-about characters in the new series. He’s a prince in his fifties, a recluse, but a wise leader. The Martell clan is rumoured to be mainly comprised of Latino actors. His daughters, the Sand clan, will be taking a major part in the series.
Areo Hotah – This is Doran’s bodyguard, who has not yet been cast. He’ll be appearing mainly alongside the aforementioned prince.
Obara Sand – the most experienced and most sprightly member of the Sand clan is penned to be getting into various scuffles with some of the main characters, despite the fact that in the book she does not get into any fights at all.
Tyene Sand – a young Sand Snake who is not afraid of using her powers of seduction to get what she wants.
The Waif – an interesting and titular character, who appears in the book to Arya. Casters are reportedly looking for a woman of East Asian descent for this part.
What Happened in the Book?
Given the events of the past seasons, it is not unlikely that the events in the new season will follow books four and five of the novel, A Song of Ice and Fire. Some of the events in these books have been tipped to happen in the new season, but nothing is set in stone yet as far as rumours go.
Key events which are tipped to appear in the new series include:
- After some heated political issues, Snow finds himself getting stabbed – this after he agrees to become Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
- King Tommen of King’s Landing encountering further problems in his reign. Since Tywin is no longer in the spotlight, Cersei takes over but doesn’t do a great job of making decisions. In the book, she ends up accusing Margaery of an affair – and the repercussions aren’t so great for her.
- Tyrion, after leaving King’s Landing, embarks on an adventure of his own. After visiting Illyrio Mopatis, he sets out to find Daenerys. Later, Tyrion is captured by Volantis and ends up being sold to slavery.
Of course, the series does not always played true to the book. But there’s no doubt that the new series is sure to satisfy fans when it hits the screens.