Enter The Dragon Pit With First Images For Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale

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“There’s only one war that matters, and it is here.”

Game of Thrones season 7 is fast approaching its feature-length finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” and to stoke the embers of excitement, HBO has now rolled out a series of action shots featuring all of the show’s key players. From crooked Cersei to Jon Snow, who looks surprisingly fresh after another close brush with death – quite literally, as it were – north of the Wall, season 7’s grand, super-sized finale is poised to wrap up all of the many story strands littered across Westeros, beginning with a nervy standoff in the Dragon Pit of King’s Landing.

With each of their respective armies prepped and ready for battle, Cersei and Jamie call a meeting with Tyrion and Jon, who looks to be representing Daenerys in King’s Landing. Chances are the Mother of Dragons will swoop down at some point, possibly dropping the captured Wight in front of Cersei to prove that, yes, the Night King and his undead army are very, very real. And that’s before you even factor the resurrected Viserion into the equation. Perhaps the Night King will use his blue-eyed WMD to melt part of the Wall? Either way, the final twist of last week’s “Beyond the Wall” essentially leveled the playing field.

And so, as season 7’s swan song draws near, here are those images teasing the beginning of the end:

The seventh, penultimate season of Game of Thrones stages its finale this Sunday, August 27th, with the arrival of “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Beyond that, and after the series finale rolls around in the summer of 2018 – word is that filming on season 8 begins this October – HBO plans to begin exploring a prequel show. So far, we understand the network has mulled over pitches from Max Borenstein (Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and George R.R. Martin, the founding father behind A Song of Ice and Fire. Make no mistake, the future of Thrones is in safe hands.

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