Game of Thrones Season 6 is based on the hitherto unreleased sixth novel of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, The Winds of Winter, along with a significant amount of material from the fourth and fifth books, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, which run concurrently but follow different sets of characters. The season consists of ten episodes. It began filming in late July 2015 and concluded on December 17, 2015. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss returned as executive producers and showrunners for both seasons five and six, having signed a new two-year contract with HBO in early 2014.
The season premieres on April 24, 2016 on HBO. Watch the Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer #2. Recommended reading: Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer 2 Analyzed and Explained.