Sophie Turner
Actress Sophie Turner poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea in Los Angeles, California September 19, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 is around the corner and fans are getting ready for its gory battles, inhuman torture and bloodshed. The HBO high-fantasy drama has been criticised in the past for its portrayal of sexual violence against women. However, things might be different when “Game of Thrones” returns with its Season 6.

[Spoiler Alert] It has been revealed that women will be at the centre of power in the upcoming season. Programming President Michael Lombardo said that the women of Westeros will be "rocking" the new season. He said that popular “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) already proved her mettle.

In Season 6, Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) will also play major roles.

“They power this season. It’s organic to the storytelling, yet a radical shift. It’s the women that are the hope that we’re watching as the chess pieces move this season, and it’s very exciting,” Lombardo told Entertainment Weekly.

However, in a shocking revelation, Sophie Turner has said that she wants her character Sansa Stark dead, although she does want Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) to sit on the Iron Throne once before she gets killed.

“I don’t want to survive. I want Littlefinger to end up on the throne… If you’re on Game of Thrones and you don’t have a cool death scene, then what’s the point?” she told The Wall Street Journal.

Turner also spoke about Season 6 and how it will bring all characters towards the same goal. Everything will come together, storyline will intertwine and people will form alliances with other characters. However, going by Turner's comments it seems that Sansa Stark may well survive the upcoming season.

Gwendoline Christie, who plays the righteous Brienne of Tarth and credited for killing Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), will also be joining season 2 of Jane Campion’s noir thriller “Top of the Lake.” Christie, who is currently in demand, has said that she is a huge fan of the TV show.

“Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged,” Christie said.

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 returns April 24. It will premiere on showcase on Foxtel Australia on April 25.