‘Game of Thrones’ is set to return to the small screens in April, and to celebrate the upcoming sixth season, the six leading women of the show appear on special collector’s covers of Entertainment Weekly. One word to describe Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Sophie Turner is simply fierce. Posing in character for photographer Marc Hom, the actresses wear medieval inspired looks ranging from Gwendoline’s armor to Emilia’s gorgeous blue gown.
“The women are rocking this season — and I’m not just saying that because they’re on [Entertainment Weekly’s] cover,” says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) always does, but also Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), Cersei (Lena Headey), Margaery (Natalie Dormer), and other characters too, like Yara (Gemma Whelan). 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.”