Game of Thrones season 6 tease coming this Sunday night!

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We’ve been waiting for a trailer for Game of Thrones season 6, and finally, we’ve got confirmation that we can expect something before this Sunday night’s debut of Vinyl on HBO.

According to the Game of Thrones official Twitter, a “tease” will air on February 14th at 8:59PM ET. So be sure to tune in then to find out what’s in store this year!

The tweet, complete with a glimpse of the House of Black and White:

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20 new official Game of Thrones photos released from season 6!

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Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven. From one of Bran’s visions. Photo credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

After a winter’s drought of fresh news, HBO today released 20 amazing new official images from Game of Thrones Season 6!

The photos feature an array of major characters from the upcoming year, including the returning (and standing?!) Bran, Yara and Balon Greyjoy, blind Arya, tense Lannister siblings and so much more! There is a distinct lack of the new characters, but that just means we have more to look forward to!

The season 6 premiere is now 73 days away, debuting on April 24th, in the show’s standard 9PM time slot.

Click through for all the HQ new photos, with a taste of season 6!

Edit: We’ve added even MORE new photos!

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Season 6 Casting Update!

While we wait for HBO to get around to dropping that season 6 trailer we’re all gagging for, here’s some more Game of Thrones news in the way of casting tidbits!

Mark TankersleyMark Tankersley will be playing a general in the upcoming season. According to his agency’s website, the actor has had “two months of filming General Bolton on Game of Thrones – Season Six.”

It makes sense the Boltons would need a general, given this season’s story and the spoilers coming out of Saintfield, Northern Ireland filming last fall.

More casting news below the cut!

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Nutter takes the Directors Guild Award, while Headey charms on NPR

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The winners of the 68th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards were announced last night in Los Angeles, and Game of Thrones has a new addition to its trophy shelf!

NutterDirector David Nutter won the award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for his work on the Game of Thrones season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy.” He was nominated five times previously, including once for the Game of Thrones Red Wedding episode, “The Rains of Castamere.”

Nutter also won the 2015 Directing Emmy Award for “Mother’s Mercy.”

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Podcast reveals new info about Game of Thrones disastrous unaired pilot

Scriptnotes, a weekly podcast hosted by screenwriter John August had showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff on as guests with another screenwriter by the name of Craig Mazin.  Mazin apparently advised them on the pilot that Benioff and Weiss originally showed HBO.  Uproxx culled the relevant quotes, if you don’t want to listen to the whole podcast.

More after the jump!

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Game of Thrones wins 4 Visual Effects Society Awards!

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The 14th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards ceremony occurred last night.  The Visual Effects Society is a global professional honorary society for the entertainment industry that represents all of the visual effects practitioners.  They have over 3,000 members in more than 30 countries.  Variety and other news sources are reporting that they awarded Games of Thrones four trophies, one of which was for the City of Volantis (image at top).  Who could forget the meticulous detail of those scenes with the fantastic overhead shots of the Long Bridge.  It created the perfect setting for Tyrion’s adventures.

More details after the jump.

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