Game of Thrones: Season 6 (2016)

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Season 6
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Bloody and captivating as always, Game of Thrones plunges back into the midst of a world touched by grief, dread, and precarious sexuality.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2016

In the Season 6 premiere, Sansa and Theon are on the run from Winterfell and Bolton's soldiers; Jaime delivers bad news to Cersei on his return from Dorne; Davos sends for help from the Wall; and Daenerys explains her identity to Khal Moro as Daario and Jorah continue their search for her, while Tyrion and Varys wander the eerily empty streets of Meereen.

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Air date: May 1, 2016

Bran trains under the guidance of the Three-Eyed Raven; Tommen gets advice from Jaime; Tyrion must get creative to find good news; Thorne has the support of the Night's Watch; Balon Greyjoy hears several proposals; Ramsay comes up with a new plan.

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Air date: May 8, 2016

Bran glimpses a pivotal battle from his father's past; Daenerys learns what's in store for her at Vaes Dothrak; the High Sparrow discusses the importance of faith with Tommen; Arya crosses a threshold in her training to be No One; Varys comes up with a solution to a vexing problem; Ramsay gets a gift and news from the North.

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Air date: May 15, 2016

Tyrion strikes a deal; Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task; Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

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Air date: May 22, 2016

Tyrion seeks a strange ally; Bran learns a great deal; Brienne goes on a mission; Arya is given a chance to prove herself.

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Air date: May 29, 2016

Gilly meets Sam's family; Arya mulls a difficult decision; Jaime confronts the High Sparrow.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2016

Jamie encounters a hero; the High Sparrow fixates on another prey; Arya hatches a new plan.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2016

Brienne confronts Jaime during the siege at Riverrun; Cersei delivers a defiant response; Tyrion's plan starts to come together; Arya is presented with a new challenge.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2016

Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton finally come face-to-face in the battle for Winterfell.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2016

The final episode of series 6.

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In Series 6 Bran Stark continues to train with the Three-Eyed Raven and, after being captured, Daenerys Targaryen is brought to Vaes Dothrak. Elsewhere, Ramsay Bolton's heir status is threatened in Winterfell and Jon Snow's fate is revealed.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Bolton
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Max von Sydow
as The Three-Eyed Raven
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Ian Gelder
as Kevin Lannister
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ian Whyte
as Wun Wun
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Rivers
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
Joseph Mawle
as Benjen Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Daniel Tuite
as Lothar Frey
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Paul Rattray
as Harald Karstark
Josep Naufahu
as Khal Moro
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Kristian Nairn
as Hodor/Wyllis
Michael Feast
as Aeron Greyjoy
Tim McInnerny
as Robert Glover
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Robert Aramayo
as Young Eddard Stark
Essie Davis
as Lady Crane
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Diogo Sales
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
Jessica Henwick
as Nymeria Sand
Junade Khan
as Dothraki Bloodrider
Kevin Eldon
as "Ned Stark" actor
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Leigh Gill
as Bobono
Samantha Spiro
as Melessa Tarly
Ian McShane
as Brother Ray
Rob Callender
as "Joffrey Baratheon" actor
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Dean S. Jagger
as Smalljon Umber
Rebecca Benson
as Talla Tarly
Eva Butterly
as "Margaery" actress
Gerald Lepkowski
as Red Priest
Freddie Stroma
as Dickon Tarly
Vladimir Furdik
as The Night's King
Annette Tierney
as Young Old Nan
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
James Faulkner
as Randyll Tarly
Souad Faress
as High Priestess of the Dosh Khaleen
Fola Evans-Akingbola
as Khal Moro's wife
Hannah John-Kamen
as Dothraki widow
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Glen Barry
as Mummer
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Sara Dylan
as Handmaiden
Ian Davies
as Morgan
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Richard Brake
as The Night's King
Darrell D'Silva
as An Ironborn
Gary Wales
as Healtor Troop Frey
Yousef 'Joe' Sweid
as Meereenese Freedman
Rubi Ali
as Khal Moro's wife
Elizabeth Webster
as Walda Bolton
David Rintoul
as King Aerys II Targaryen
Eddie Jackson (V)
as Belicho Paenymion
Dylan Edwards
as King's Landing boaster
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Rory Mullen
as Bolton army captain
Raül Tortosa
as Tyrell bannerman
Tamer Hassan
as Khal Forzo
Mark Tankersley
as Bolton general
Sam Coleman
as Wyllis/Young Hodor
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Wayne Foskett
as Rickard Stark
Sebastian Croft
as Young Eddard Stark
Matteo Elezi
as Young Benjen Stark
Luke Roberts
as Arthur Dayne
Andrei Claude
as Khal Rhalko
Fergus Leathem
as Young Rodrik Cassel
Kate Anthony
as Braavosi Woman
Sally Mortemore
as Braavosi Woman
Angelique Fernandez
as Dothraki Widow
Aisling Franciosi
as Lyanna Stark
Frank Hvam
as Citadel maester
Wuese Houston-Jibo
as Dothraki Widow
Eddie Eyre
as Gerold Hightower
Robert Fawsitt
as Night's Watch Member
Aron Hegarty
as Cley Cerwyn
Sean Blowers
as Wyman Manderly
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News & Interviews for Game of Thrones: Season 6

Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 6

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (14)

In many ways this season of Game of Thrones reached new heights, setting up its endgame in spectacular, meticulous fashion.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

It's finally back - in all its gory grandeur.

Apr 24, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones is finally off book, having lapped George R.R. Martin's slowly gestating A Song of Ice and Fire series. Finally, it seemed, anything could happen.

Apr 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The big news was that the lavish Game of Thrones returned to play by its own rules. Many other shows pander for fans' affection and take easy storytelling routes.

Apr 25, 2016 | Full Review…

Honestly, I loved it. Everything felt like the progression of what had come before and nothing was overly rushed.

Apr 25, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Well that was a busy hour, leaping from place to place to catch us up with the Game of Thrones gang and set the stage for the sixth season... But fun was afoot.

Apr 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones delivers where it matters. Entertaining, emotional and shocking, all our game players have been tested and their true colours have been revealed.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Occasionally casting logic aside, season six of Game of Thrones succeeds at being good television.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

[It's] a solid stretch of narrative setup and motion when you gulp it down in a sitting or three.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The characters evolve, of course, but it is this loyalty to the stubbornness of their decisions that keeps fiction standing and makes the plot complex. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones continues to break molds. It's tough to say if it's the best show on television right now, but it certainly has more merits to help it earn that crown. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

There were various ingredients this season yes, but they moved along in symphony setting up the clear objective: this is the end. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 6

  • 2d ago
    Go read the books instead.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Game of Thrones Season 6 | Detailed note: 9.6
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Game of Thrones remains a masterpiece, as always !!! Best Serie ever!!!
  • May 23, 2020
    Most overrated show of all time I was waiting for some character or even just some welly filmed action but never got either in all of these seasons
  • May 15, 2020
    best season in the series by far. however, it lead the franchise down a path it will never truly recover from
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Battle of the Bastards is the most thrilling on screen (whether in a movie or TV show) war that I have ever seen. Ramsay Bolton is such a despised villain that there is a large sense of satisfaction when Sansa kills him in the most fitting way.
  • Apr 25, 2020
    Perfect season of all seasons. Because it will be a delightful for all daenary's fans but not for jon snow's fans.
  • Apr 22, 2020
    The peak of the show, battle of the bastards and winds of winter... Amazing
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Even if u hated the ending this is by far the greatest show of all time. Each episode keeps u on the edge of your seat. Never have i ever heard as many people talk about whats gunna happen next week. There was just a lot of people upset because they didn't get what they want but that is what the whole show was, you never got what u want.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    Game of Thrones Season 6 is by far the best in the series. With great performances and intense writing, the series makes a super satisfying end and bring us to the stage where the series jumps off the references of the George R.R Martin's Novel. KING IN THE NORTH and WINTER IS HERE!

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