Game of Thrones Season 6 Release Date: HBO fantasy drama to return in 2016.
When will Game of Thrones Season 6 start?
Though at this early stage, neither HBO or Sky Atlantic are going to set their respective US or UK air dates, premieres of previous GoF seasons point strongly to a late March/early April 2016 release.
According to Den of Geek, Game of Thrones season 6 appears most likely to premiere in America on Sunday April 3, 2016. Give or take a week, fans of the show can have a fairly good idea of when the fantasy drama will return to our screens.
Before the series 5 finale had even been broadcast, producers had already begun work on casting for the new season, as well as scouting out potential filming locations.
According to a HBO press release, cast and crews will be jetting off to the east coast of Spain to film in the cities of Peñiscola and Girona. Could filming in these areas suggest a return to the Dorne region in 2016?
As for the new cast members joining the show next season, Vanity Fair recently reported the descriptions of a number of season 6 characters, which included: Pirate (male 40’s to late 50’s), Priest (40’s or 50’s), Father (50’s to 60’s) and A Trio of Boys (7 to 12).
With season 5 now complete and up to date fans aware of which characters survived the latest 10 episodes, more informed speculation can now begin on which way the storyline may go in 2016 and which new actors could be making an appearance.
We’ll bring you more series news, including that all important GoF season six premiere date in the coming months. To give you an idea of when the exact details should be officially announced, season 5, which first aired on April 12, 2015, had its US start date officially revealed in early January and its original trailer released later that month. So your best bet seems to be to keep a look out for news in early 2016.