While not actual entertainment news, this is a fun bit of advertising to hype up the upcoming release of Game of Thrones season 6 on Blu-Ray. The attached video is taking advantage of election season by offering up Game of Thrones’ candidates for the Iron Throne and allowing fans to vote for who they think deserves to rule Westeros. Check out the video and then vote at their website here.
The candidates include Jon Snow with his running mate Lyanna Mormont (the stand out little ruler from last season), Daenerys Targaryen with running mate Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister with running mate Qyburn, or Petyr Baelish with running mate Sansa Stark. I find it curious that they don’t pair Jaime Lannister with Cersei (although in the season finale she gave him reason to question her stability and I for one believe he’s going to be forced to take her life in the same way he killed the Mad King due to being a threat to innocents in King’s Landing). Also their pairing os Sansa with Littlefinger is HBO’s attempt to make their fanbase question Sansa’s loyalty to Jon when I think she’s in Jon’s corner and is ultimately going to double-cross Baelish. Does he have a legitimate shot at the throne anyway?
Game of Thrones will return for season 7 in the summer of 2017. Season 7 and season 8, the final season of the series, will be shortened seasons containing 7 and 6 episodes respectively. There’s been rumors that there could possibly be prequel or spinoff shows taking place in Westeros, but that will be the end of the core narrative. Don’t forget to vote in the poll above and share in the discussion board below who your pick is to rule the seven kingdoms.