“The dead are coming.”

So Davos Seaworth says in the trailer for Game of Thrones: Season 6, heralding the biggest threat to the Seven Kingdoms that disturbingly few characters on the show seem to be concerned about. Even with infighting in Westeros between the Lannisters, Boltons, Martells and last remaining Starks, the biggest threat to face the world is the army of the dead, led by the Night’s King and White Walkers, ready to invade from the north.

That’s a conflict that’s been brewing since the opening scene of Season 1, and it seems like it will finally boil over in Season 6. When I had a chance to sit down with the cast of Game of Thrones and preview the new season, I asked each of them what the words “the dead are coming” means to them and their characters, and their answers should put the fear of the Night’s King in each and every viewer.

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