“Game of Thrones” will be renewed for a Season 5 and Season 6, following Sunday night’s finale for Season 4.
According to reports in April, the show was picked up for another two seasons, as it is currently the most popular program on HBO.
Season 5 is slated to air sometime in April 2015. Filming should pick up in the fall of 2014.
Jon Snow actor Kit Harington made revelation about his character in interviews this week.
He said his character will survive the Season 4 finale.
“I find it wonderful that people root for anyone,” Harington told E! News. “I think it’s wonderful to be involved in that and be one of the people that people think should be on the throne at the end,” Harington said.
Last episode, Jon Snow is seen saying goodbye to friend Samwell Tarly as goes off north of The Wall to try and kill wildling leader Mance Rayder. The Wall is heavily damaged and a number of its men are killed.
“I think this could be one of the best episodes of ‘Thrones’ we’ve done,” Harington said, according to CNN. “Usually the big impact episode is (the ninth), and then we wrap everything up in the 10th. But this show doesn’t like doing what people think is going to happen; we like changing things up, and it’s a lot that happens in this episode. It’s going to throw a lot of people, it’s going to be very exciting.”
After Ygritte dies, he says Snow becomes colder.
He’s “a much colder person after this. He loses a lot of whatever warmth he had, which, let’s face it, wasn’t a lot. There’s a lot of lessons he’s learned in this last episode about doing what you need to do to survive and surviving past losing your love is one of those things. At the beginning of episode 10 you see a very broken man,” Harington told CNN.
“He’s not naïve. He knew there was the possibility of seeing her die or her seeing him die at the battle. You know that thing when you break up with someone and you’re walking around the town where you both live and you’re just really hoping to see them? You know that you’re not supposed to see them, but there’s nothing you want more.”
Winteriscoming.net says that a number of new characters will be unveiled in Season 5.
“Prince Doran Martell – Doran is described as the major new player this year, appearing in multiple episodes. The fiftysomething prince uses a wheelchair, is reclusive and rules wisely. It appears the show is looking to continue the trend it started with Pedro Pascal, and cast Latino actors for the Martell clan,” it says.
It adds: “Prince Trystane Martell – Trystane, the handsome fiance of Princess Myrcella, is being aged up to 18.”
“Areo Hotah – Doran’s personal bodyguard will appear throughout the season, assisting the prince with his duties. The show is particularly looking for a black actor to fill the role.”
The others include Oberyn’s three daughters, along with the High Sparrow, Septa Unella, Maggy the Frog, Lollys Stokeworth, Yezzan, and The Waif.