New Game of Thrones season 6 images show return of the Night's King and more

Game of Thrones' sixth season delivered its finest hour yet last week, and if the newly released photos from its fifth episode are anything to go by it won't be resting on its laurels. The images tease the return of the Night's King, an introduction to a mysterious new red priestess, and more.

Check them out below... 

Nearly all the storylines in Game of Thrones have a lot of momentum right now, and that's a testament to the strength of season 6 thus far. While Bran's encounter with the Night's King is easily the biggest talking point here, I am equally excited to see how Sansa's reunion with Littlefinger plays out in addition to what Daenerys' plans are now that she has seized control of the Dothraki. Here's hoping episode 5 - titled 'The Door' - gives us some satisfying answers.

Season 6 of Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic on Mondays in the UK.

Images: HBO 

Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.