Game of Thrones season 6: Davos actor Liam Cunningham reveals more about 'mic drop' moment in trailer

The Onion Knight actor also discussed his character's relationship with Melisandre in the upcoming season

Game of Thrones season six is fast approaching, with just over a month until the HBO show returns to our TV screens.

Game of Thrones season 6: Everything we know so far

The cast has remained relatively tight-lipped over spoilers, with journalists previously having very little of substance to actually ask the cast accept ‘is Jon Snow really dead?’

Now that the trailer has dropped, however, there are many questions left to ask, most of which still focus on whether Jon Snow is dead.

One scene in particular left fans wondering “what in the name of the old Gods is going on”. In the trailer's final moment, the Onion Knight takes out his sword to - what looks like - defend Snow’s body. Liam Cunningham refers to it as “the mic drop” scene. 

“Where we leave this, with Jon being dead, there’s still a few of his loyal people around that certain parties in Castle Black are not going to want to have around,” he told TV Line when discussing the scene. 

“There’s a threat implicit in the thing. I’m obviously in some way about to defend or attack or whatever it may be. It’s evidently still Castle Black, Ghost’s there. So there is a certain threat there, but who it comes from would be remiss of me to inform you.”

Interestingly, he also discussed Ser Davos’s relationship with Melisandre in the upcoming season, revealing that the two will unite, even if they have opposing viewpoints. 

“They are very, very strange bedfellows, as they say, but they are in a very weird situation. For two people who have an abhorrent dislike of each other, they’re both in the same boat. 

“We both lost Stannis. We both lost our reason for being in the show. Also, both of us have found ourselves leaning towards Jon Snow. She has seen something in the flames about this dude. I have found, while talking with Stannis to Jon, that this guy is a fellow traveler. He’s the real deal. He’s a good guy. He’s definitely got leadership qualities, and he has a heroic and charismatic quality to him. Davos will obviously be drawn to that kind of character. Davos isn’t a leader.

“So [Davos and Melisandre are] both in Castle Black, in a terrible spot in the same s**t, and they hate each other.”

If both have a shared interest in Jon Snow, perhaps they will work together to bring him back? All we know, for now, is that he is definitely dead. Until the 24 April then.

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