Game of Thrones Season 5
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Game of Thrones season 5 ended on a pretty intense note. With a few cliffhangers and some major shockers, fans are left wondering what will transpire in season 6 of the fantasy drama series.

Even though it is going to be a while before some concrete details of the next season are revealed, here's a round-up based on recent interviews and rumours. (via The Independent)

Season 6 premiere date

Game of Thrones season 6 is expected to premiere in April 2016 and production for the new episodes is rumoured to commence as soon as next month.

Also, the show's VFX supervisor Joe Bauer recently teased that the next season will feature some really massive dragons, in action. As if they didn't look big and deadly enough in season 5, expect them to have doubled in size for season 6. Looks like the makers are all set to give the big bad Dinos of Jurassic World a run for their money.

"When the dragons were small we had little foam rubber models of each dragon and we could carry them on and off of the set and it was no big deal," Bauer told Yahoo TV. "Last year the best we could do was a head and this year it's going to be a finger nail or something, I'm not really sure."

Season 6 storylines

Showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff recently hinted that characters and storylines from author George RR Martin's books previously ignored on the show, may make reappearances in future seasons.

"Sometimes we're going in a different order or telling a different story," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. "We think the story will all make sense at the end. Otherwise it will be eight wasted years."

So does that mean we could still see Lady Stoneheart in upcoming episodes? That would be pretty cool but one wonders what she'll do if they bring her in so late into the show...with the way things are shaping up, there won't be anyone left to take revenge on.