The much-awaited Game of Thrones panel at the 2015 Comic-Con turned out to be a real bummer for fans hoping to get some exciting updates on the show's upcoming season 6. All the cast members present there, knew nothing.
Author George RR Martin and showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff decided to skip the panel this year along with stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Lena Headey (Cersei), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) - all the actors HBO reportedly defined as "A tier".
Since all these "big players" were not around, not even the slightest bit of information about season 6 was teased at the event.
"We've always tried to maintain a level of surprise for people who watch the show," said Game of Thrones producer Carolyn Strauss. Clearly, they did not abandon that premise even for the large Hall H crowd, many of whom waited overnight for the panel, according to Associated Press. (via Yahoo TV)
Reportedly, the panel host Seth Myers joked that, as a fan of the show, he also tried to mine answers from the cast backstage to no avail. "And I'm kind of famous," he laughed.
Audience members tried their best to get some spoilers from the cast members present - including actors Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen and Liam Cunningham - especially about Jon Snow's fate. The cast simply tried to dodge the questions related to him by mumbling and laughing nervously.
So, why all the secrecy? Well, apart from the fact that the team would actually want to keep Jon Snow related plans (if any) a secret, they also apparently have not seen the upcoming scripts yet. So, according to them, they know nothing at all, reports Vanity Fair.
The fantasy drama delivered a big blow to fans in its season 5 finale by killing off Jon Snow - one of the main characters of the series. Since then, speculations and theories have been circulating online suggesting his return from the dead in season 6.
Actor Kit Harington's recent appearance at Wimbledon sporting his Jon Snow hairstyle and stubble along with a reported cast sighting of him on filming location, has fuelled rumours that the character might just show up in the next season.
Check out the full Game of Thrones Comic-Con 2015 panel videos below: