The season six premiere of Game Of Thrones is one of the most highly anticipated — and top secret — TV events in history.
HBO is keeping the season premiere of its fantasy hit under wraps, deciding not to send the episode to critics ahead of its April 24 air date.
But the super mysterious premiere had one top-secret screening at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night — and let's just say it lived up to the hype!
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Obviously, the GoT producers asked guests not to reveal any plot points or post full reviews, just general opinions, about the debut episode titled The Red Woman.
Before the screening, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister even warned the audience that any violators would be "boiled alive." Yikes!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the episode is much quicker paced than past premieres, which traditionally take their time to re-establish all of the storylines. But just like Sansa and Reek fleeing Winterfell at the end of season 5, season 6 hits the ground running!
Mostly due to the cliffhangers in last year's finale — from Daenerys captured by the Dothraki, to Jon Snow's death, to Arya being blinded — the intense premiere picks up where each storyline left off!
Though not every main character was present in the episode, there's still plenty to get excited about.
Fans will be happy to know that the premiere spends a lot of time at Castle Black — and in true GoT fashion, some scenes are so shocking that even the biggest fans won't see the twists coming!
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Also, most of the intense footage in the season 6 trailers are from the first episode — meaning, there's so much to come that hasn't even been hinted at yet!
While series regulars like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were all in attendance, Kit Harington was noticeably absent.
Also missing from the event was author George R.R. Martin — who we assume was too busy writing Winds Of Winter to show up! LOLz!
Even though no official reviews from the premiere can be posted until after April 24, it's clear the general consensus of season six so far is along the lines of, "holy sh*t!"
Do YOU think the return of the fantasy series will live up to the hype?
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