The Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con wasn’t really delivering anything new, until they dropped a brand new teaser. We weren’t expecting to see anything from the new season, as production this year had been delayed. What better way to announce you’re filming than at SDCC?
The teaser, which you can see below, shows off a lot of preparation for the seventh series. The fact that winter finally arrived at the end of Season 6 meant that the filming schedule had to be pushed back, but clearly they’ve not left things too long before getting started.
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The big question is over the final line in that teaser. That sounded like Tyrion, most likely talking to Daenerys. Is that when she arrives in Westeros? Or King’s Landing? Or in front of the Iron Throne? So many questions, so long to wait.
After the shooting delay, we are getting Season 7 much later than usual. It’s no longer arriving in April, as a summer 2017 premiere was confirmed again at SDCC. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss also reiterated this would be a shorter season, with just seven episodes. We’ve now got longer to wait, less episodes to enjoy and tons of questions following that teaser. Thrones just loves to punish the viewers, doesn’t it?
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues.
It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all play the Game of Thrones.
An original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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