Game of Thrones Season 7 Official Spoilers and Premiere Date
The new season of Game of Thrones is right around the corner! Are you ready?
Game of Thrones Season 7 Premieres On July 16th
It has been a long cold winter since the last season of Game of Thrones and we can't wait till John Snow graces our screens. Season 7 of Game of Thrones is just around and corner and premieres next Month! This article maps out all of the official spoilers for Game of Thrones season 7! Are you ready?
Game of Thrones Season 7 Official Spoilers!
A large number of alleged spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven were posted online in 2016. This article does contain some plot details and details of season seven filming, but we've avoided listing any of the "leaked" spoilers in full.
Season seven will feature a surprising celebrity cameo
Speaking at the SXSW festival on March 13, Game of Thrones co-creator David Benioff revealed that season seven will feature a cameo from none other than Ed Sheeran. The singer's appearance apparently was planned as a surprise for Sheeran superfan Maisie Williams, although no details were given on the exact nature of his role. Sheeran later gave more details himself, saying that he will, alas, be singing: "I do a scene with Maisie [Williams, who plays Arya Stark]. I sing a song and then she goes, ‘oh, that’s a nice song’", he told Hits Radio.
If his previous acting experience on Kurt Sutter's The Bastard Executioner is anything to go by, we should be very worried.
The new season comes back in July and will be 7 episodes long
The official date for the broadcast of Game of Thrones season seven on HBO in the USA, announced in time-honoured although not very time-efficient tradition via an ice block and a couple of flame throwers, is July 16th, 2017.
In the UK Sky Atlantic, meanwhile, will simulcast the first episode at 2am (so it'll be July 18 for the brits), then show it again at 9pm that evening.
While Game of Thrones has traditionally been broadcast in the Spring, the team behind the show decided that moving it to later in the year would make sense, allowing for more winter-time filming.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys last year.
“Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
We also know that there are only going to be 13 more episodes of the show in total, spread across two shorter seasons: HBO has confirmed that season seven will be seven episodes long.
The new start date means that the season finale will take place on August bank holiday weekend. So if you're a fan and were planning to get married, go to a festival or head off on holiday that weekend, bad luck.
One of the most loathsome villains in Westeros is apparently back...
but we're not quite sure how....After watching the gory demise of David Bradley's Walder Frey at the end of season six, we were pretty sure that the character wouldn't be making a comeback anytime soon.
The website Watchers on the Wall has revealed, however, that Bradley might show his face in season seven, if his acting CV and website are anything to go by.
One theory is that Walder's resurrection could be linked to Arya's ability to "borrow" the faces of the dead.
Alternatively the villain, last seen unknowingly cannibalising his two sons before getting his throat slit, may appear in flashback scenes.
As usual, we can expect lots of icy weather.
Winter, it seems, is definitely coming.
In January 2017 a Twitter user posted that their cousin had met Jon Snow actor Harington in Iceland, confirming reports that the cast and crew have been filming season seven there during the bleak winter weather. According to the fan website Watchers on the Wall, the decision to film in Iceland during the winter – and Harington's presence on the shoot – links to earlier leaks, and suggests that Jon Snow will venture beyond the wall in season seven.
"Scenes were filmed on an icy set at Wolf Hill Quarry near Belfast, but it’s likely that set was supplementing Iceland’s beautiful and very real vistas for the journey," the website explained, before adding that the actions equence in question will feature "a whole lot of wights"
George RR Martin's Winds of Winter should be out in 2017 (fingers crossed)
Okay, so this update isn't strictly related to season 7...but Martin's long-awaited novel should provide fans with some interesting insights into where the series is heading overall.
Of course, given that the show has already overtaken the books, many of the events of Winds of Winter should presumably tie in with the last season (Martin's last book ended with the murder of Jon Snow, and season six picked things up immediately afterwards).
That said there may still be unexpected character threads and stories, not to mention some further development of the show's more mythological aspects. Fans desperate to know "how it all ends" will doubtless be scouring the text for clues.
Previously Martin said that the tone of the sixth book would be darker than its prequels: "in any story, the classic structure is, ‘Things get worse before they get better,’ so things are getting worse for a lot of people."
Starks back on form as Game of Thrones season 7 teaser trailer airs
The first glimpse of Game of Thrones season 7 aired on HBO in the US last night. A short teaser was broadcast during an advertisement break in the finale of Westworld, the US network's sci-fi series.
Although the video is yet to emerge online, fans took photographs of the teaser and uploaded them, giving a little information about what can be expected from the penultimate Game of Thrones season when it airs next year.
The emphasis of the first teaser appears to be on the House of Stark, who have suffered various unpleasant and grisly calamities at the hands of rival Westeros dynasties over the past few seasons before claiming back Winterfell, their homestead, following the Battle of the Bastards at the end of season six.
We might finally get Celganebowl
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson who stars in Game of Thrones as Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, aka Ser Robert Strong, has told Digital Spy that he's aware of just how desperate fans are to see a showdown between his character and brother Sandor (played by Rory McCann).
But he says we're going to have to wait and see if the longed-for fight ever materialises.
"I cannot [read all of the fan theories] - it's very hard for me to follow up everything that my fans comment," said Björnsson. "But I've been seeing some of them and I did notice a lot of people were talking about the Cleganebowl - people were waiting for me and my brother to fight.
"There's a lot of expectation from the fans to see that happen - obviously I cannot comment on that... you're just going to have to see what's gonna happen!"
The entire plot for Game of Thrones season 7 has been leaked online
Game of Thrones fans are now facing a difficult quandry: major revelations about characters including Sansa, Daenerys and Jon Snow are all within reach online in a colossal leak of plot details for season 7.
HBO has not released any statement on the leaks – there was enough of a kerfuffle over preview access after season five episodes were leaked in 2015 – but it appears the majority of fans are assuming the plot details to be correct.
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