Winter might have finally come, but not for long. David Benioff and Dan Weiss plan to wrap up the epic fantasy saga Game of Thrones within 13 episodes after GOT Season 6 is finished, which will start airing on 24th April. These 13 episodes of Game of Thrones will be divided in two seasons;  7 episodes in season 7 and 6 episodes in final season 8, compared to the typical length of 10 episodes per season. This might be sad news for GOT fans, however, this deviation does indicate a much stronger and fast paced plot line. This announcement is still not set in stone though; David Benioff and Dan Weiss are yet to talk with HBO to confirm their plans, and being the most unpredictable show that it is, who knows what turn it might take.Also Read - House Of The Dragon Teaser Out: Game of Thrones Spin-Off Is All About Fire, Dragons, Blood

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With the much controversial finale of season 5, even by Game of Thrones standards, Season 6 is much awaited. Infamous for the merciless nature the show has, there’s only so much to expect from Season 6. Majority of actors in lead roles say that season 6 will certainly be the most gripping season that there has been, even the heedful showrunners. “Dan and I talk about this a lot. This is not us trying to hype it. Usually, there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. (ALSO READ: Barack Obama gets to see Game Of Thrones season 6 before everyone else!).

This season there is not a weak episode. We had great directors who knew what they were doing, paired with excellent [directors of photography]. We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped. We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder. And Dan and I are so close to it that it’s impossible to be unbiased. But that’s my sense – watching them all together now, this is the best one we’ve done.” With less than a week to go for Season 6 premiere now, and trailers in our hands, Chills have come far before any winter that we know.(ALSO READ: ROFL! TV serial Sasural Simar Ka imitates Game of Thrones Hall of Faces season 6 teaser).

Game of Thrones Season 5 Recap:  What we know till now

The handful of lead actors in the show that remains are still very much in trouble after the ironic ‘Mother’s Mercy’ i.e. the infamous Season 5 finale. Daenerys Targaryen remains in peril after being surrounded by Dothraki. Our favourite dwarf Lannister, is dealing with the second most awaited civil war of 2016 beyond Westeros. Cersei Lannister has yet another dead child and broken ego on her hands. Heirs among Tyrell’s family tree remain imprisoned. Arya Stark has been blinded. Sansa Stark took the leap of faith with Theon.

And about our favourite Lord Commander Jon Snow’s death, we know nothing. The chaotic nature of Game of Thrones is at its peak. As if all this wasn’t enough, It has been confirmed that White Walkers beyond the wall will be in full swing this season too. However there have been a few major developments. Many of the characters that haven’t been shown for many seasons now, especially Bran Stark, will be back. This makes the upcoming season 6 all the more interesting.