-- “Game of Thrones” is returning for its sixth season, and “GMA”’s Jesse Palmer got a chance to sit down with the hit show’s male stars to get the scoop on what viewers can expect.
The epic fantasy has had no shortage of hair-raising plot twists and hasn’t hesitated to kill off principal characters.
When Palmer quizzed Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Alfie Allen, Kristofer Hivju, Iwan Rheon and John Bradley about the new season, he asked the no. 1 question that is on every fan’s mind: “Jon Snow, is he really dead?”
“He is dead,” Cunningham replied. He declined to say how the popular character’s apparent demise would affect the plot.
“No comment,” Allen said, to laughter. “Ain't sayin' nothin'. Yeah, nothin'.”
But Palmer was able to get a bit of information out of the jovial bunch. For example, Bran Stark -- the character played by Wright –- will make a comeback after not being seen since season 4. Fans will see more of Hivju’s Tormond, and Bradley confirmed that his character -- Samwell Tarly –- has left the Wall.
“You find him at the start of season 6 in, you know, quite a positive frame of mind,” Bradley said of his character, adding that the frame of mind would soon change. “And jeopardy -- spoiler alert -- jeopardy is introduced seconds into his first appearance.”
The actors also shared crazy fan stories with Palmer. Wright revealed that a fan who was taking a selfie with him “just picked me up, doing a Hodor thing,” he said, referring to a simple-minded character on the show.
“It was the worst kind of situation in my life,” Wright said. “He was kind of holding me by, like, one leg kind of halfway up his body.”
Palmer also asked the actors what is was like to prepare themselves for the show’s infamous torture scenes.
“I mean, I guess to go to those really dark places, you have to kind of keep it light in between,” Allen said.
As for what’s in store for Rheon’s character, the sadistic Ramsay Snow, the actor confirmed it was nothing good.
“Some more horrific behavior and real disgraceful stuff,” he said. “You know, yeah, you, you wouldn't want to take me home to meet your mother.”
The new season of "Game of Thrones" begins April 24 on HBO.