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WATCH: New Game of Thrones footage reveals a location many hoped we’d see

April 11th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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The sixth season of Game of Thrones is only two weeks away, which means HBO is really ramping up the promotion machine. A series of video interviews was published by the Spanish broadcasting company Canal +, with some intriguing revelations along the way.

Crucially, that tower is the setting for the most popular Game of Thrones fan theory ever concocted, namely R + L = J, centring on the true story behind Jon Snow’s parentage. The theory goes that Snow’s real parents are, in fact, Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and he was born in secret at the Tower of Joy.

Fans have been dying to know the truth and season 6 will finally deliver some long-awaited answers. Bran Stark has new powers in season 6, enabling him to see into the past and future, so it’s likely the Tower of Joy flashbacks play out thanks to one of his visions.

Bran Stark at the Tower was reported as a rumour way back in September when season 6 was filming but this new video pretty much confirms it. It’s great to have Bran Stark back for this season and it’s even better that he will be central to one of the show’s most eagerly-anticipated storylines.

The video features Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) discussing his experience on set at the Castillo de Zafra in Campillo de Dueñas, Spain, where the Tower of Joy flashback scenes have been filmed. Watch the video below (it’s in Spanish with subtitles):

Tune into the season six premiere of Game of Thrones on April 24.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.