Ok, brace yourself… winter is coming. Well actually, Summer is when Game of Thrones season 7 will finally grace our screens. The series will start again in the UK on 17th July (on Sky Atlantic). You can watch it at the earlier time (the same time it is released in the USA) of 2am if you’re feeling particularly desperate. Hey, no judgement here, we totally understand. If that’s a little too early/late for you, then it’s on at 9pm too.
It seems like forever. Especially when for the past 6 years this has traditionally been the time that we get to watch our annual fix of one of the greatest TV series of all time. So far all we’ve had is this measly trailer to whet our appetites…
We also have to get used to the fact that this is the penultimate series. And it’s shorter than all the others.
This is all rather a lot to take in. So we understand if you’re feeling as down as we are about it. That said, there’s still plenty that you can do between now and July to get some Game of Thrones action…
Join The Speculation
Every trailer will be dissected to bits on YouTube and by bloggers everywhere, and there are no spoilers available really because we are now ‘beyond the books’. So all you’ll be getting is fan theories, which is reassuring. So far all we’ve had is that inital trailer, with only a soundtrack and images to take hints from. One superfan (FacelessGreenseer on Reddit) zoomed in on the white walker’s eye and discovered some clues – the wall with a crack in it, a reflection of fire..? It’s not a lot to go on, is it? As more trailers get released, more clues will be revealed and there will be a lot of rumours… Get involved, find out what others think and add your two cents.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau himself says,
“If you go online you can definitely read every plot point that’s going to happen. You can find the ending of Game of Thrones on the internet. It’s there. But you wouldn’t know. Of course, nobody really wants to know.”
For the latest and greatest breaking news, check out Watchers On The Wall – probably the best GoT online community.
Learn Things You Didn’t Know
You know by now all about the incredible cast of Game Of Thrones -but did you know the people who actually turned down the opportunity to be involved with this exciting TV project? It’s hard to believe anyone could say no now, but there are a few really famous faces who said no to GoT?!
Throw A Game of Thrones Dinner Party
The Inn At The Crossroads is famous for creating/sharing recipes inspired or featured in fantasy – Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft mainly. Fancy a casual Dornish dinner, breakfast Jon Snow style or mulled wine like The Old Bear (RIP) would have? They’ve got you covered. So why not throw a lavish and authentic (ish) Game of Thrones dinner party while you wait for the next series?
Look Back At The Most Shocking Moments
Some of these seem quite quaint given what’s happened over the past six years, but actually the series started out with some pretty hard-hitting stuff (Jaime and Cersei getting caught in flagrante by Bran, only for Jaime to throw Bran out of the window… and that was all in the first episode!)… See more shockers here…
Take A Short Break To One Of The Locations
What better way to feel closer to your favourite GoT characters than to visit the locations where the series is filmed? There’s a great selection of places to choose from too – Ireland, Iceland, Dubrovnik, Malta, Morocco. Malta, for instance, boasts two King’s Landings locations – Mdina (the old captial) was used for many scenes and the Sept of Baelor is in fact Fort Manoel. It’s only 2.5 hours from London.
However you decide to bide your time until the new GoT series starts, can we suggest you quickly take our Game of Thrones House Quiz to determine once and for all where your allegiance lies…
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