It’s hard to believe, but the juggernaut that is HBO’s Game of Thrones is almost at an end. The ride has been epic, to be sure, but it’s now time for things to come to a close and the show will begin wrapping up this summer when it airs its seventh and penultimate season. We know that it’s set to be a shorter run than previous outings, coming in at only seven episodes (instead of the usual ten), but that doesn’t mean it’ll be any less exciting and enjoyable.
Speaking with Mashable in a recent interview, Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, stated the following:
“I’m just in awe of how everybody’s managing to fit as much as there is into seven episodes, because it doesn’t necessarily feel like a normal season, it feels bigger.”
The outlet also caught up with Alfie Allen (who plays Theon Greyjoy), and the actor added that given that the end is near, the mood and atmosphere on set has noticeably changed.
“It can be occasionally a little odd on set; it adds to the work and adds to the tension and we can use it, but I’ve never committed to a job like this before, this length of time. I’ve got a family on this that I’m gonna miss hugely.”
That’s not all, though, as Allen also teases that season 7 is going to be “crazy,” before pushing the hype train even further by noting that it’ll “blow people’s minds.”
“It’s gonna be a crazy season. It’s definitely going to blow a lot of people’s minds. It’s still the same running theme; characters that haven’t crossed each other’s paths before will do, and they’re gonna take it even further this time.”
While that’s all very exciting, it doesn’t really give anything away – which is kind of the point. However, those looking for spoilers need not worry, as Sophie Turner may have let some slip. At the 2017 British Academy Film Awards (thanks, Hey U Guys), the actress was asked about her upcoming schedule, to which she replied:
“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts. And then we go on to season 8.”
On the surface, it doesn’t look like there’s much there, but dig a little deeper and the mention of Turner planning to film the eighth season of Game of Thrones means that Sansa is going to make it out of season 7 alive. Or at least, it could mean that.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that she might meet her maker and only show up in the last batch of episodes through flashbacks or something of the sort. Right now, it’s hard to say, but if Turner’s character is going to be with us until the end, or close to it, that could have huge implications for the upcoming season, which will apparently end on a big cliffhanger.
Either way, this all has us awfully excited for the return of Game of Thrones. An exact premiere date hasn’t been announced just yet, but we’ve been told it’ll be back in the summer (possibly as early as June), so that information, along with a first trailer, shouldn’t be too far off now. Until it gets here, though, feel free to speculate down below letting us know what you think’s going to occur in the upcoming season.