Game of Thrones Season 7 will have a later debut than normal next year thanks to the arrival of winter, but the cast is already preparing us for what’s to come, or rather, telling us we can’t be prepared. Across a series of tweets, star Maisie Williams bought a one way ticket to the hype train, saying:
“Just finished reading season 7, s**t gets REAL. I’d start preparing yourselves now… scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this… HolyBALLS.”
In related news, Jon Snow himself, Kit Harrington, claims to know nothing and spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what he thinks will happen in the upcoming episodes.
“It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t had any scripts, so this is all guesswork for me. I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there’s any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better. I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that’s going to be exciting to see. I don’t know what it means. I think with the whole “winter is finally here” business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time.”
Game of Thrones Season 7 will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland, with a debut slated for summer 2017 onHBO. The upcoming season will be shorter than the usual ten episodes and will feature just seven episodes. The season’s directors are set to include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor.
Game of Thrones recently received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. This year’s nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).
The executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 7 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and LisaMcAtackney.