‘Game of Thrones’ makes world premiere
LOS ANGELESThe cast and crew of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” swarmed Hollywood on April 10, with the TCL Chinese Theater playing host to the world premiere of season six and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosting the subsequent after party. Countless stars from the critically acclaimed fantasy series were in attendance, including Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and several other faces familiar throughout the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and beyond.
Even for one of the most heavily protected shows on television, the level of secrecy surrounding season six is at an all-time high, the Hollywood Reporter reported on April 12. Indeed, the new season features a massive status quo shift from past years.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is largely faithful and beholden to the books on which the show is based, but with the new season, “Game of Thrones” is officially poised to pass most of the major story beats unveiled in Martin’s novels, with the sixth installment in his series still unpublished.
How will fans react to the premiere? The world will find out when “Game of Thrones” returns on April 24.