The Verge reports that the show will be heading toward uncharted waters this season as it won’t have the original source material as its basis, unlike the previous seasons.
Last month, George R.R. Martin confirmed through his LiveJournal blog that he had not met the end-of-year deadline that he had established with his publisher for the release of “The Winds of Winter” before the sixth season of “Game of Thrones” premiere on HBO on April 24.
The author stated that there was still a lot left to write and that completion of the book is still months away. Martin also stated that “The Winds of Winter” won’t be spoiled by the latest season of “Game of Thrones.”
Reports say that the upcoming season consists largely of original content not found in Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novel series.
However, it also adapts some concepts from the upcoming novel “The Winds of Winter” as well some content from “A Feast of Crows,” and “A Dance with Dragons,” the fourth and fifth book, respectively, of the fantasy novel series.
Not much information has been given out about the upcoming season, but a full trailer is expected to come out in the next few weeks.
If the writers and producers will follow the previous seasons, then Season 6 is likely to consist of 10 episodes. The season premiere’s title isn’t released yet, but it is directed by Jeremy Podeswa.