Fans have been waiting for over a year for the next season of HBO’s acclaimed series Game of Thrones. Now that the season premiere is getting closer, fans are excited to reunite with some of their favorite characters and to see where this next chapter takes them.
Recently, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about what fans should expect from the highly-anticipated seventh season. For example, Weiss expressed excitement over reunions and first-time interactions between certain characters:
“To me what’s most exciting is being able to play interactions between various characters that for years we haven’t been able to play. There’s a whole bunch of reunions and first time meetings that people have been waiting for for a long time and when you put it on paper you just want to do justice to the work that these guys have done building these characters over so many years. You want to give them as much as you can.”
Benioff went on to shower the Game of Thrones ensemble with praise, acknowledging how they continue to improve their performances every year:
“Everyone steps up their game every season. I know you probably get sick of hearing us say that. We say it every year. But it’s kind of astounding to us. We were looking at a battle scene and we set more stuntmen on fire in one of these shots than have ever been simultaneously set on fire … But every department constantly improves, from the effects to the acting. [Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner] have been great from the beginning and how they’ve grown as actors — I mean everybody in the cast has, but in them it’s especially pronounced since they started as kids. Now we’re coming into the final season and it’s very gratifying. We’ve managed to keep everybody on the same path moving the same direction for so long.”
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Game of Thrones 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 season 7 premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.