Maisie Williams, 19, is the Emmy-nominated actress who plays the beloved Arya Stark in the HBO’s crown jewel, Game of Thrones. This week, she read the scripts for next season and has many things to say about what’s coming next in GoT’s season 7.
Maisie wrote on her Twitter account, saying “nothing” will prepare fans for what is about to come on the show’s seventh season. However, also Emmy-nominated Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, has not had a chance to read the scripts. Nonetheless, he gave an interview to Hollywood Reporter where he stated “everyone is going to have an awful time” thanks to the White Walkers.
“I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending,” said Harrington in the interview. “If there’s any win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else, I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better.”
Khal Drogo may return from the dead
Fans went crazy when Jason Momoa, posted a picture on his Instagram of himself in Ireland, the home of the Game of Thrones production, with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show’s executive producers.
Momoa, who played Daenerys Targaryen’s husband, Khal Drogo in seasons 1 and 2, has repeatedly been using the hashtag #ALOHADROGO, leading many to believe he may appear in a flashback next season.
The mad queen and the bastard
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently spoke to Deadline, and they gave a couple of hints regarding Cersei Lannister and Jon Snow. About Cersei, they stated that, even though she had done terrible things in the past, she still loved her children terribly and was “controlled” by it.
The character once stated that “love is a weakness”, and the only thing she loved besides herself (and arguably, her brother Jaime), were her children. Now that the three of them have died, she will bring havoc with her. As for Snow, the executive producers stated that the question is if Jon will be able to keep his honor while facing very dishonorable enemies.
Fans will have to wait for more than usual
Since Winter finally arrived after six seasons, the executive producers have decided to start filming later than usual, so the change in climate will adapt to the show’s new narrative. The majority of the scenes will be shot in Northern Ireland, with small portions being produced in Iceland and Spain.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, has said that this will affect the show’s debut, which won’t be in Spring. Instead, fans will have to wait until Summer. What is worse is that the season will not have ten episodes, as usual, but only seven.
A rainfall of nominations
The late debut also means that Game of Thrones will not be eligible for 2017 Emmy nominations. This comes as a surprise after the show recently earned 23 Primetime Emmy nominations.
The nominations include two for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, for Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington, and three for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, for Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.
Max von Sydow, who played the Three-eyed Raven, also received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Miguel Sapochnik and Jack Bender were also nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for chapters 6×9 ‘Battle of the Bastards’ and 6×5 ‘The Door,’ respectively.
Finally, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Source: Boston Globe