Yesterday, HBO released a treasure trove of new images from Game of Thrones season six (which premieres April 24, the same night as Veep and Silicon Valley). It’s a lot to take in all at once, so let’s break it down. In honor of the sixth season, here are six questions you might have, answered.
1. How is Bran standing?
The last time we saw them, in season four, the Three-Eyed Raven memorably told Bran that he “will never walk again. But you will fly.” So how the heck is he standing up? Either, the Raven (played by the great Max Von Sydow, who’s more than just a voice) has ridiculous old-man strength, or more likely, it’s a psychic vision. They appear to be back in Winterfell, where an important scene from the book that hasn’t happened on the show yet takes place. Think of the Three-Eyed Raven as Bran’s Ghost of Christmas Past. (Sort of.)
2. Why are there so many Greyjoys?
The Greyjoys are no one’s favorite family on Game of Thrones, but they’re going to play a big role in season six. Saying anything more than that risks running into a SPOILER warning, but remember, Pilou Asbæk was cast as Theon and Yara’s uncle and Balon’s younger brother, the ruthless pirate Euron, and the family’s prominence in the new images is very intentional.