Game of Thrones: Season 6 (2016)


Season 6
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Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 34


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User Ratings: 5355
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Air date: Apr 24, 2016
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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.


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
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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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 6

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

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…

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

  • 5d ago
    Although it's obvious that the writers are now off-book, the show still manages keep up with the previous seasons with the characters' story lines and development whilst still providing that much needed action and bloodshed. I didn't think that Hardhome could be beaten but Battle of the Bastards proved me wrong.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Season five wasn't very good and season six is a mixed bag, it ranges from nothing happening at all to fast paced battles. This season is where everything starts to come together and the last two episodes are the best of game of thrones though the story about the High Sparrow overstays it's welcome (Cersei was tired of it too) and Arya's story comes to an unsatisfying close, the rest exceeds expectations and twists in ways you couldn't imagine, thought there are some missteps it's still better than most shows on TV.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Brilliant. Along with Season 8, my favorite. The last two episodes were among the best in television history, with The Winds of Winter my favorite of the show.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Storyline for Season 6 was satisfactory. It could do better
  • Jul 12, 2019
    Just when you though Hard-home would be its best action sequence in GOT history... well wait till you see BOTB.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    This is where the show began to decline. It seems as if the show is unable to maintain the books' complexity, which is understandable. However, it becomes clear that without the source material accurately adapted, the show is just not as good.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    still awesome the battle of the bastards and winds of winter elevate this season it recovered from season 5
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Season 6 is just another A+ season and it just keeps getting better with each season. The acting from the lead cast was stupendous especially from Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kristofer Hivju, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ellie Kendrick, Jonathan Pryce, and Alfie Allen. The acting from the supporting cast was terrific especially from Diana Rigg, John Bradley, Jerome Flynn, Jacob Anderson, Gemma Whelan, Bella Ramsey, Conleth Hill, Faye Marsay, Max von Sydow, Daniel Portman, Hannah Murray, Indira Varma, Carice van Houten, Michiel Huisman, Essie Davis, Jessica Henwick, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. The battles this season were remarkable and awesome especially the battle between Jon Snow, the Night's Watch, the Wildlings, the Mormont Army, and the Knights of the Vale against Ramsey Bolton and the Bolton Army and the battle between Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion, and the Dothraki against the Masters. The writing, storytelling, and plot this season was phenomenal. The visual effects were very impressive this season especially Drogon the Dragon, the Wildfire explosion in the Great Sept of Baelor, and Daenerys Targaryen walking out of the burning Dothraki shack. The makeup effects were excellent especially Leaf and all of the Children of the Forest, the Night King, the undead army of wights, Wun Wun the Giant, and Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane. The sets and scenery were splendid this season just like they are every season and this season especially the Cave of the Three-Eyed Raven. The music was great especially the music featured in episodes 9 and 10. The last scene was great and cool seeing Daenerys with a huge army and her three dragons by her side. Game of Thrones is still my favorite show of all time.
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Ending fails so bad, don't waste your time. Creators obviously didn't care, they failed big time. It's like some writers came in that didn't watch the show
  • Jun 03, 2019
    My favorite season of television of all time! Every episode was excellent, but the last 2 were especially great.

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