The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones remains a huge runaway hit for the network. This year, after the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 – including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
Longtime friend of Ned Stark, Robert was engaged to Ned's sister, Lyanna, whose abduction by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen incited Robert's uprising against the throne. When Lyanna died during the war, Robert married Cersei Lannister.
What Tyrion lacks in size and strength, he makes up for in mental acuity. He is now serving as Hand of the King, for his father, Tywin Lannister, the richest lord in the Seven Kingdoms. He is the younger brother to Queen Cersei and Ser Jaime Lannister
Crippled after Jaime Lannister pushed him from a tower, Bran is adjusting to life without the use of his legs. He rules Winterfell in Robb's absence with the help of his counselor Maester Luwin and the companionship of Hodor, Osha and his direwolf, Summer.
Brynden is known as “The Blackfish,” due to the strained relationship between him and his older brother Hoster. Alongside Barristan Selmy, Brynden showed great heroism during the War of the Ninepenny Kings, a rebellion in the East that threatened the Seven Kingdoms.