24 new photos: Scenes from 'Game of Thrones' season 6

MANILA, Philippines – For real this time: winter is coming. 

The last season of Game of Thrones proved to be darker than ever – as the Long Night finally approaches. We saw hordes of wights and said goodbye to several characters – beloved and loathed – yet again.

In these photos provided by HBO Asia, take a look at what's to come in Game of Thrones season 6, as it gears up to be more sinister than what you have already seen.

 Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark.

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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark.

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Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei.

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven.

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Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth.

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Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell and Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella.

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Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow.

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Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton.

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Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy.

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John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray as Gilly. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray as Gilly.

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Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister.

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy.

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister.

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister.

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Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton.

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister.

Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Carice van Houten as Melisandre. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Carice van Houten as Melisandre.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo by Macall B.

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo by Macall B.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Varys. Photo by Macall B.Polay/HBO

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Varys. Photo by Macall B.

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Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photo by Macall B.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister. Photo by Macall B.

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Game of Thrones season 6 premieres on April 25, 9am at in Asia simulcasted with the US on HBO and HBO GO. (WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' season 6 teasers set stage for Westeros houses)

 "When you play the game of thronesyou win or you die," Cersei once said. Who do you think will triumph... and say hello to the god of death this season? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com