The hit Emmy-winning series based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, is coming back to HBO on April 24 and fans around the world are anxious to know what’s coming next. What has caught most attention is that the cast for the sixth season includes a lot of women.

As reported by Entertainment weekly, it seems that the show’s powerful female characters are about to take center stage more than ever before.

Game of Thrones fans are excited for the strong female characters in the upcoming season. Credit:

As Game of Thrones fans are acutely aware, in author George R. R. Martin’s world of Westeros, no one is safe. Even though author George R.R. Martin, introduced Westeros five years ago as a male-dominated world ruled by male figures, one by one, these strong men have suffered tragic turns of fate and the strong female characters of the show have stepped up managing not just surviving this world but also conquering it.

“The women are rocking this season, and I’m not just saying that because they’re on your cover. They power this season. It’s organic to the storytelling, yet a radical shift. It’s the women that are the hope that we’re watching as the chess pieces move this season, and it’s very exciting,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said.

Sansa Stark will survive the entire sixth season

Actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit drama has already leaked some information about her character. The actress revealed on the red carpet at the 2016 Academy Awards that Sansa Stark survives the entire sixth season.

But even though Sansa is not going anywhere soon, Turner doesn’t seem to be very happy about it. The actress said during a Café interview with The Wall Street Journal that she wants her character killed off.
The actress claimed she didn’t want Sansa to survive adding to her comment the question “If you’re on ‘Game of Thrones’ and you don’t have a cool death scene, then what’s the point?”

Source: EW