Sophie Turner says Game of Thrones season six is ‘best season yet’

Speaking about her character Sansa she said, "she really commands the respect she deserves"

Sophie Turner has discussed the fate of her character, Sansa, in season six of fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

In season 5, Sansa was forced to marry the villainous sociopath Ramsay Bolton, and was raped by him in a rape scene widely criticised since it aired.

Speaking about season six to Entertainment Weekly, Turner said, “This season is a really, really big one for Sansa. It’s probably her best season yet. It’s her really coming into her own. She, this season, really commands the respect that she deserves and she grabs hold of it and she runs with it and it’s really good.”

She also adds that this season fans are “finally getting that storyline that you’ve been craving for the past five seasons,” and also noted that Alfie Allen’s character, Theon Greyjoy/Reek, will be one to look out for, saying, “I’m so excited to see Alfie’s one this season.”

The sixth series of the show will return on April 24 and is set to air at the same time in the UK and US with Sky Atlantic showing simulcasting the show for British viewers. Fans will be able to watch the episodes at 2am on April 25 (9PM on April 24 in the US) with a repeat in the UK at 9pm on Monday April 25.

The first trailer for season six was revealed last year. The trailer followed a teaser poster which showed the blood-stained face of Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow, who was apparently left after bleeding to death at the end of season five.

Ever since the season five finale, Game Of Thrones fans have been speculating as to whether the popular character, a mainstay since the show began, is dead or alive.

New cast members for season six include veteran actor Max von Sydow, who has been cast as the Three-eyed Raven, and Withnail and I’s Richard E. Grant, who will play the manager of a visiting theatre troupe. Meanwhile, Golden Globe-winning actor Ian McShane has also joined the cast in a currently unknown role.