Game of Thrones has no shortage of ruthless villains and audiences have seen a number of these sadistic characters get their comeuppance over the course of the show’s six season run. Last season viewers were introduced to Euron Grejoy, uncle of Yara and Theon Greyjoy, who claimed the Salt Throne for himself after murdering his brother Balon. In an interview with Empire Magazine, actor Pilou Asbæk discussed just how sinister his character will be and claimed that one of the most reviled characters on the series, Ramsay Bolton, will pale in comparison to the self-proclaimed King.
Asbæk explained how he approached playing Euron Grejoy, hinting at multiple sides to the new antagonist:
“The psychos I’ve encountered have so many different sides to them. So each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show. ‘This scene I want to be charming.’ ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’ After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.”
Considering Ramsay Bolton’s vicious deeds resulted in some of the most difficult moments to watch on the series, one can imagine that if Euron Greyjoy truly is worse than Ramsay, viewers can expect to see some unspeakably cruel actions from the King of the Iron Islands.
Game of Thrones season seven premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.
‘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most expensive battle scene yet filmed for the fantasy drama, and “The Winds of Winter,” which takes it title from the unpublished sixth novel of the planned seven that comprise the show’s basis, author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and featured the largest slaughter of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.