ByKatie Granger, writer at
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Katie Granger

Despite the fact that we don't have a concrete release date yet for Season 6 of the huge HBO hit series Game of Thrones, that hasn't quelled the fan anticipation any, with the huge amount of behind the scenes pictures and leaks circulating on the web and the ongoing debate over the big Jon Snow question.

One of the exciting things about Game of Thrones Season 6 is the huge amount of new characters, and those that we haven't seen in a while, that are being introduced. Bran Stark, The Blackfish, Shae, young Ned Stark and a possible new Red Priestess are all set to show up in the next season, but it seems that the Greyjoy family too is about to get a little larger in Season 6...

Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy

Now we've known for a while now that Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy was going to make his debut in the new season, portrayed by Pilou Asbæk (not Mads Mikkleson, sorry).

Euron is Theon (Alfie Allen)'s eldest uncle, with blue lips and eyes (or eye), he's a vicious and mad pirate nicknamed "Crow's Eye" for the patch he wears over his left eye. Captain of the ship Silence (named for it's mute crew) he's an extremely skilled warrior and psychological tactician, a cunning and ruthless manipulator who was banished from the Iron Isles years prior for sleeping with his brother Victarion's saltwife. Though it is heavily implied in the books that this was nonconsensual on her part (she is as of yet unnamed), she is beaten to death by Victarion anyway because that's what you get for being a woman in the world of Game of Thrones.

A dangerous and interesting character, Euron's appearance in Season 6 is sure to shake up the show and probably not for the better. He's set to first appear in Episode 1 of Season 6.

Yara Greyjoy Returns!

But he's not the only Greyjoy who'll be appearing in Season 6, or in this case reappearing. Yep, Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan) is reportedly returning for the new run of Game of Thrones. Last seen back in Season 4 leading an Ironborn raid upon the Dreadfort in a failed attempt to retrieve the captured Theon, Whelan was spotted back on set behind the scenes of production in Belfast and Spain.

Did you know that Yara was originally called Asha? She also has a much larger part in the books than in the TV series, though the same is true for a majority of the characters fighting for screen time in an ensemble cast. In the books she doesn't go after Theon but instead stays and competes with her uncles to succeed as the ruler of the Iron Isles, but narrowly looses out to Euron.

She leaves the Isles and is later taken captive by Stannis Baratheon's army heading towards Winterfell. After avoiding being burnt alive to R'hllor, the host meets with Tycho Nestoris (portrayed by Mark Gatiss in the TV series) and her brother Theon. Stannis wants to kill Theon in revenge for his sacking of Winterfell and supposed murder of the Stark children (Bran and Rickon). Unable to change his mind Asha begs for Stannis to kill him quickly via beheading, as Ned Stark would've done, rather than burning him alive.

However the two siblings meet again it's unlikely that it will be along these narrative lines though as Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is now confirmed to be definitely dead by HBO, beheaded by Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) after the Battle of Winterfell.

There's no official release date yet, but Game of Thrones Season 6 is expected to premiere on HBO sometime in Spring 2016.

Related: Could Ned Stark's Return In Game of Thrones Season 6 Answer The Big Jon Snow Question?; ANOTHER Fan Favourite Returning For Game of Thrones Season 6!?; New Cast and Characters Confirmed For Game of Thrones Season 6, But What About Jon Snow?


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