WinNter is coming, and so is Game of Thrones season 7. Here’s everything you need to know about the new series, including the season 7 release date, trailers, spoilers, predictions and more.
Before you go on, don’t forget that this page contains spoilers for previous (and future, obviously) Game of Thrones episodes – you have been warned!
The Latest Leaks, Rumors and News
We’re now mere months away from Game of Thrones season 7, and little is certain given the fact that we’re now beyond the books in the TV show timeline.
Below you’ll find all the information that we’ve been able to garner about the upcoming season, including plenty of leaks and spoilers.
The latest news is that IMDb was temporarily reporting the premiere date for season 7 as 25 June, but the listing has since been deleted. Unfortunately, there’s no telling whether or not IMDb had it right. After all, info posted on IMDb is similar to Wikipedia, in that it’s user-submitted. The fact that the date has been taken down is probably evidence that it was false.
There’s been no shortage of leaked Game of Thrones season 7 set images.
Game of Thrones generally airs around April each year, but the show’s creators say we won’t see the new season until mid-2017 (depressingly vague). That’s because the production efforts have increased to the point where it takes much longer to shoot an episode, increasing the production time frame to around 12-14 months.
On the bright side, season 7 should look, sound,and feel awesome as a result of HBO’s ramped-up efforts behind the scenes.
Production began in August 2016, with filming scheduled to be completed in February 2017. Familiar shooting locations are being used, including Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland.
To date, every Game of Thrones season has consisted of ten episodes. But that’s set to change with the latest installment: HBO has confirmed that season 7 will have just seven episodes.
Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss said that it was no longer possible to produce 10 episodes in a year, with Weiss explaining: “It’s crossing over from a television schedule into more of a mid-range movie schedule.”
We’ll update this article with episode titles as soon as they become available.
We’ve already been gifted with several Game of Thrones season 7 trailers, which you’ll find below:
LEAKS, SPOILERS AND PREDICTIONS
Right, now that we’re all caught up, let’s move on to what we should expect from season 7.
Here’s a list of things we think are happening in season 7, thanks to leaks from the Game of Thones set:
- Jon Snow finally meets Daenerys Targaryen, who is his aunt (despite being younger than him)
- Theon Greyjoy will fight his uncle Euron Grejoy
- Gendry is (almost certainly) coming back
But what’s more interesting is the major plot leak that was posted to Reddit last year. A user called /u/awayforthelads posted what he claimed were important plot points on the website, citing his source as a friend of a friend. The account has since been deleted, but another Reddit user has compiled the information in chronological order.
We’ve got no way of verifying whether or not any of the following is true, but it’s worth taking a look if you’re interestied (and not afraid of spoilers):
- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
- Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
- Kit Harington as Jon Snow
- Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
- Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish
- Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth
- Carice van Houten as Melisandre
- Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
- Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
- Rory McCann as Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane
- Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
- Conleth Hill as Varys
- Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
- John Bardley as Samwell Tarly
- Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
- Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
- Issac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark
- Jerome Flynn as Bronn
- Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont
- Hannah Murray as Gilly
- Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell
- Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy
- Josephine Gillan as Marei
- Hafpor Julius Bjornsson as Gregor Clegane
- Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand
- Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand
- Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy
- Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont
- Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm
- Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
- Tim McInnerny as Robett Glover
- Rupert Vansittart as Yohn Royce
- Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed
- Ben Crompton as Eddison Tollett
- Richard Rycroft as Maester Wolkan
- Tom Hopper as Dickon Tarly
- Mark Gatiss as Tyco Nestoris
- Jim Broadbent in unknown role
- Conor McGregor as a pirate