Game of Thrones Season 7 will finally bring Daenerys Targaryen to Westeros, and executive producer Bryan Cogman has revealed to Entertainment Weekly how the character’s long-awaited exodus from Essos will change the dynamics of the show.
According to Cogman, Targaryen’s return to Westeros to reclaim her birthright from the Lannisters is something that will have massive implications on all of the major storylines, effectively reinventing the show while taking it in new directions:
“Dany in Westeros makes Game of Thrones a new show… It has this amazing ripple effect throughout every storyline that’s very exciting to explore. There’s a pace and urgency that’s very palpable. This is the end game.”
In addition, the magazine has also released a new video which features the actors who play the Stark children including Sophie Turner, Kit Harrington, and Isaac Hempstead Wright all speculating what they think a family reunion between the Stark children would be like (presuming that none of the other characters had died, as the series is wont to do).
You can check it out below.
The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Rory McCann, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, and Hannah Murray.
Game of Thrones returns on July 16, 2017. Season 7 will be a seven-episode run instead of the usual ten, and Season 8 will be a six-episode run and the final season of the show.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
‘Game Of Thrones’: Everything We Know So Far About Season 7
In Westeros, everybody knows “winter is coming.” But in our world, it’s summer we have to watch out for, because that is when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
Only 13 episodes remain before Thrones exits stage left. Seven of those episodes comprise season 7 and six is confirmed to be the count for the eighth and final season next year. Season 6 left off with two of its biggest and most consequential episodes – “Battle of the Bastards,” which depicted the most expensive battle scene yet filmed for the fantasy drama, and “The Winds of Winter,” which takes it title from the unpublished sixth novel of the planned seven that comprise the show’s basis, author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and featured the largest slaughter of named characters in the show’s bloody history.
Now, the game has been reset yet again. Jon Snow has been crowned King in the North by his countrymen, Cersei has seized the Iron Throne in the South, and Daenerys Targaryen sails to Westeros to reclaim it with a massive, multicultural invasion force. And all the while, the Night King, his fellow White Walkers, and their zombie army descend on the Wall, seeking to bring it down and spread wintry death to all of Westeros. After years of war and desolation, can the people of the continent come together in time to avert apocalypse?
We’ll find out come summer. Click Next to scroll through Westeros, from Beyond-the-Wall all the way to aptly-named Oldtown in the south.