'game of thrones' season 7 premiere date revealed


Game of Thrones season 7 has begun! Find out everything you need to lớn know about the fantasy epic’s seventh series with this in-depth guide: we’ve got trailers, release date info, all the casting news, a few well-signposted spoilers – plus, we ask the biggest questions surrounding the storylines of the show’s key characters. This page will continue khổng lồ be updated as more Game of Thrones info is revealed…

What’s the latest?

Game of Thrones season 7 has begun, with episode 3 airing on July 30 on HBO.15 new official photos from the phối of the new season have been released by HBO.Mark Gatiss has confirmed he will return as Tycho Nestoris, from Braavos’ Iron Bank.Dragons are ‘the kích thước of 747s’ in the new series, says new director Matt Shakman.Several cast members have been added, including Jim Broadbent, Megan Parkinson & Tom Hopper.Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, has revealed whether or not her character will be alive in season 8.Season 8 will consist of just 6 episodes.

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When is season 7 out?

The season began on July 16, 2017 & runs for 7 episodes.

Previous seasons started in March or April, but in July 2016 showrunners David Benioff and Daniel Weiss said, “We’re starting a bit later because at the kết thúc of this season, winter is here – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.”


In the US, episodes air on Sunday. UK viewers will be able to catch the episode twice on Mondays on Sky Atlantic: it’s airing once at 2am và once at 9pm. It’s also available on NOW TV from 2am on Mondays.

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Have we seen a trailer?

The newest trailer for season 7 episode 3 is here:


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How many episodes will there be?

There’ll be seven in season 7, và six in season 8.

In June 2016 we found out there’d be seven episodes in season 7. On March 12, the number of episodes in season 8 was confirmed: six.

Game of Thrones season 7: how long will the episodes be?

About 69 minutes, on average.

The new episodes have been around an hour in length, và are expected lớn get longer as the season progresses until the final, feature-length episodes.

Who’s joining the cast for season 7?

Loads of people.

1. Ed Sheeran

On March 12 it was revealed that Sheeran had filmed a cameo role – supposedly a gesture by the show’s creators for Sheeran tín đồ Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Showrunner David Benioff said: “For years we were trying khổng lồ get  on the show lớn surprise Maisie and this year we finally did it.”

Sheeran has since explained what he does in the show: he plays (surprise, surprise) a musician. “I just do a scene with Maisie,” he’s said. “I sing a tuy nhiên and then she goes, ‘Oh, that’s a nice song.’” He’s also revealed: “I don’t die,” and added, “I’m only in it for lượt thích five minutes.”

See the video below:

2. Tom Hopper

Known for his roles as Billy Bones in Black Sails and Sir Percival in Merlin, Hopper is taking over the role of Dickon Tarly. Freddie Stroma, known for his portrayal of Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince, played the character in season six, but commitments on ABC show Time After Time mean he’s unable lớn return lớn the part.

Dickon Tarly is Samwell’s younger brother. Unlike Samwell, Dickon is an excellent swordsman và hunter. He first appeared in season 7, episode 2.

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3: Jim Broadbent

Broadbent (Harry Potter, The Iron Lady) is joining the cast as an Archmaester, who is one of Sam’s teachers. He’s said he’ll appear in five episodes, with “one major scene in each episode”. The role has been described as “significant”.

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4: Bastille (rumoured)

Musicians bởi cameos in Game of Thrones all the time. In the past, Coldplay‘s Will Champion, Sigur Rós, Mastodon, Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody, and Of Monsters and Men have featured.

A source for fan hâm mộ site Watchers on the Wall reported that Bastille filmed a cameo on January 19, dressed as wildlings, but when we asked the band about it at the VO5 chamichi.com.vn Awards on February 15, frontman Dan Smith said it was “just a studio tour,” adding: “We’ll see. We’ll see. When the episodes come out và we’re nowhere near them it’ll be like a fart in the wind. But yeah, we’re big fans of the show.” Watch the band’s full reaction in the video below.

5: Conor McGregor (rumoured)

Another person who’s denied involvement is UFC fighter Conor McGregor. In December UFC president Dana trắng said McGregor would be in season 7 và a Watchers On The Wall source confirmed he would play a pirate on Euron Greyjoy’s ship, the Silence. But, then, speaking lớn the Good Times Network in late January, McGregor emphatically denied any knowledge of this. He said: “I don’t know where that came from, but I’ve never been in contact with nobody from Game of Thrones about starring in Game of fucking Thrones!” Does the boxer protest too much, d’you think? check out his minute-long denial in the video below, starting around the 30-second mark.


6 & 7: Brendan Morrissey và Rory Dignam

At the end of November, Irish actors Morrissey (below left) & Dignam (below right) were added to lớn the cast. Morrissey’s CV says he will play ‘Fray’s Lord’ in one of Jeremy Podeswa’s episodes. Dignam’s role is currently unknown but his agent’s trang web calls it a “nice little supporting role”.

Irish actors joining
GameOfThrones cast for Season 7
rorydignam & #BrendanMorrissey #IrishTalent #IrishActor #GOT7 https://t.co/uQcKWZEcAR pic.twitter.com/b11fQ6uIrb

— Irish Film & TV Net (
IFTN) December 9, 2016

8: Joseph Quinn 

The Dickensian actor has been listed by his representatives, Curtis Brown, as a non-book character called Koner. Quinn is on the left in the below picture.

9: Paul Ward 

The Penny Dreadful actor has also joined the cast, but his character’s name is unknown at the moment. You can see Ward on the right in the below picture.


10. Philip O’Sullivan

The Irish actor played Bishop Edmund in Vikings, & he’s set to play a Citadel Maester – according lớn his agency, The Agency.

Philip O'Sullivan de '#Vikings' e '#TheTudors' se juntou ao casting domain authority 7ª temporada de #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/m6avjqNJGr

— Toda Nerd (
todanerd_) October 23, 2016

11. Brendan Cowell

This Aussie actor starred in The Borgias and The Slap. He’s been listed by his agency, Hamilton Hodell, as a character called ‘Harrag Ironborn’. The character will appear in multiple episodes, as Cowell’s CV lists the part as being under ‘various’ directors.

Who is Harrag? Well, bookreaders may remember a couple of other Harrags from the books – both Ironborn – but this is likely lớn be a completely new character, as both those Harrags are dead at this point in the storyline. He’ll presumably be one of Euron’s cronies – but time will tell.

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12. Megan Parkinson

This actor most recently appeared at Christmas time in the BBC’s To Walk Invisible: the Brontë Sisters. (She played Martha Brown.) Her agency Independent Talent has added Game of Thrones to her CV, listing her as Alys Karstark under various directors – suggesting she’ll be in multiple episodes. Watchers on the Wall reported that she’d been sighted on mix back in October.

Alys Karstark is a book character – her father Lord Rickard Karstark is killed in the book (and show) by Robb Stark, after Karstark kills Stark’s young Lannister prisoners. Alys Karstark later meets Jon Snow in the book, and asks for his help – but we don’t yet know exactly what role she’ll play in the series.


13. Noah Syndergaard

The new york Mets’ baseball player told the New York Post, that he’d filmed his cameo in Spain, back in November. “They just know that I’m a fan hâm mộ and they invited me to do that. I couldn’t say no,” he said.

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14. Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds

Brent Hinds did a cameo in season 5 of the show with the rest of his band, who all played resurrected wildlings at Hardhome. But Hinds wanted more, returning to set lớn pick up the wildling mantle once more for season 7. “This time,” he told The Jasta Show, “I had my broken leg và they were like, ‘You’re doing the best zombie walk – we want you to come right towards the camera. I want you khổng lồ drag this axe behind you.’ I’m like a reborn, come-to-life wildling turning into a white Walker.” check out a picture of Hinds’ last appearance in the picture below, where he’s standing second from right.


Game of Thrones season 7: who’s directing?

There are four directors for the next season – mainly series veterans, and all of them men.

Who: Jeremy Podeswa

Episodes: 1 & 7.Directing experience: Boardwalk Empire, The TudorsQueer as Folk.

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Most memorable Thrones episode: Home, in which Jon Snow wakes up from death.

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Who: Mark Mylod

Episodes: 2 và 3.Directing experience: Entourage, The Royle FamilyShameless (UK & US).Most memorable Thrones episode: No One, in which Arya & the Waif have their final faceoff.


Who: Matt Shakman

Episodes: 4 and 5.Directing experience: Mostly TV, including House, The Good Wife, FX’s Fargo and a whole lot of cult sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.Most memorable Thrones episode: N/A – there’s no Thrones on his resumé yet.


Who: Alan Taylor

Episode: 6.Directing experience: Thor: The Dark WorldTerminator GenisysSex and the City.Most memorable Thrones episode: Valar Morghulis, in which Daenerys seals her suitor Xaro Xhoan Daxos inside a Qarth vault, và Arya discovers the powers of the Faceless Men.


What are the Game of Thrones cast and crew saying about season 7?

Speaking to the Walking The Dog podcast, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) has said of his character: “The thing about Sam… If he’s still around at this stage, you bởi suspect that there is gonna be a point to lớn keeping him around.” Many fans are taking this as a hint that he’ll survive into season 8.

On March 16 new director Matt Shakman told Entertaichamichi.com.vnnt Weekly: “The dragons this year are the size of 747s. Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter.” A Boeing 747 is 76m long & 60m wide so – pretty big.

Maisie Williams has told fans via Twitter to “start preparing yourselves now” because “shit gets real” in the new series.

In December, her on-screen sister, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) told Entertaichamichi.com.vnnt Weekly: “What overall excites me about this season is that main characters are coming together & it feels lượt thích things are ramping up. It’s really exciting & all feels lượt thích it’s coming to a big conclusion.” In February, at the BAFTAs, Turner revealed that her character will be appearing in season 8 of Game of Thrones. “We’re about khổng lồ start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of Thrones, & I’ve got a couple of movies to vày before X-Men starts. Và then we go on to Season 8.”

On February 15 at the VO5 chamichi.com.vn Awards, Isaac Hempstead-Wright told chamichi.com.vn: “It’s epic – it’s coming together now. There’s no hiding that. It’s all starting khổng lồ explode, story-lines are melding, but it’s going to lớn be massive, it’s going lớn be good.”

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) has promised “another battle that’s epic” in the new season. While Kit Harington (Jon Snow) expects it to lớn be “very dark before it gets better.” He’s also said,“I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now.”

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) has said that if her character redeemed herself in the new season, “that would ruin it.” She also recently responded to lớn a fan hâm mộ asking how season 7 would be saying, “FUCKING superb.” Which is good.

FUCKING superb https://t.co/TS2kH9Vlwx

— lena headey (
IAMLenaHeadey) January 19, 2017


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What have we learned from the set?

Several phối photos have leaked

These are the most recent leaks. In order, fans think they show rooms from Winterfell and Casterly Rock, Euron Greyjoy’s ship, & finally wildlings vs white walkers.

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Arya’s direwolf Nymeria could make her return in season 7

On February 17, Maisie Williams was spotted in Calgary, Canada by fans. Meanwhile, North American company Instinct Animals for Film has shared images of their wolves to lớn their (private) Instagram. They’ve used the suggestive hashtag #winteriscoming: that means these wolves are probably involved with Game of Thrones. In the tweet below, the one on the right is clearly Jon Snow’s Ghost – but the one on the left? That could be Arya’s direwolf Nymeria.

#GameofThrones filming in Calgary this week! Ghost và another wolf that looks familiar ? plus
Maisie_Williams is Calgary too! #Nymeria pic.twitter.com/lK7l8ymbFU

— Maisie Style ? (
maisiestyle) February 18, 2017

In the books, Arya has ‘wolf dreams’, in which her direwolf Nymeria has taken leadership of a vast group of wolves which roams the Riverlands causing havoc. Now in the show Arya is there – at the Twins – so it’s looking like she might get to reunite with Nymeria. We last saw the direwolf as a pup, being chased off by Arya herself in season one (Nymeria had bitten Joffrey and was facing death). If Nymeria shows up, hopefully she’ll last a little longer than Rickon’s and Bran’s did in season 6.

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Gendry is back – but as part of the Brotherhood without Banners?

In season 3, Joe Dempsie’s character, Gendry, was rowing a boat from Dragonstone to the mainland. He’s been seen on season 7 sets in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland.


The fact he’s been at so many suggests he’ll be playing a pretty important role in the new series – and it’s worth noting that Gendry is the last known Baratheon heir now, following the death of Stannis & his family.

In this Instagram post, Dempsie is hanging out in Iceland with Paul Kaye, who plays Brotherhood without Banners man Thoros of Myr. This fits with George R.R. Martin’s books, where Gendry joins the Brotherhood without Banners.

The Iceland setting suggests that The Brotherhood without Banners have travelled north to battle trắng Walkers. Also spotted in Iceland at the time were Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Iain Glen (Jorah), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), & Rory McCann (The Hound) – as reported by WOTW. Are they forming some kind of supergroup?

Daenerys and Jon Snow meet for the first time

Yes, there’s visual evidence for this meeting of ice and fire. Several pictures taken in October 2016 in Zumaia, Spain, showed Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) filming on the Game of Thrones set, surrounded by Dothraki – & it looks lượt thích they’re all buddies, which is nice. Other photos on location showed Varys, Davos and Missandei there too.

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Jon Snow has a fight with Theon Greyjoy

This was from the same location as the above picture. The ‘fight’ isn’t as serious as it sounds – in this shot Theon looks more like wheedling sidekick who’s committed a minor transgression than someone who’s about to lớn get it in the neck.

pois é Theon aguenta agora a fúria de Jon Snow hue#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/ZkVXn8tOaW

Paty_mockingjay) October 25, 2016

Ser Jorah Mormont finds a greyscale cure

The last words Daenerys said to Jorah in season six were: “You swore khổng lồ obey my commands for the rest of your life. Well I command you to heal yourself, & then return khổng lồ me.” He’s returned to her, so unless he’s breaking his word again, it looks like he’ll find a cure for his greyscale.

Eu só đánh gritando com o jorah no mix junto c a Dany e o tyrion!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/nzH8Dn54G8

— thais (
markbl4ckthorn) October 26, 2016

Most of the show’s main characters will appear in a scene together

In October we learned that 17 of the show’s main characters had been spotted together in the Spanish town of Seville, near a location that has been earmarked by fansite Watchers on the Wall as the books’ Dragonpit. The real-life location is Italica, an ancient Roman amphitheatre near Seville, and the fictional Dragonpit it will represent is a bit of lore from the books: a huge arena, now in ruins, where the Targaryens used to keep their dragons before the family was ousted from Westeros.

Seville residents reported sightings of the actors behind Cersei Lannister, Ser Jaime Lannister, Maester Qyburn, Ser Gregor Clegane, Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, King Euron Greyjoy, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Ser Jorah Mormont, Missandei, Varys, Theon Greyjoy, Jon Snow, Ser Davos Seaworth, Brienne of Tarth, Podrick Payne & Sandor Clegane. Below you can get a glimpse of what Italica looks like.

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sunshinesiestas thought of the ruins in Italica, outside #Seville, soon khổng lồ be seen in game of Thrones! https://t.co/06URsG3EoL pic.twitter.com/7FG3MfJk63

— Devour Seville (
DevourSeville) November 19, 2016

Lyanna Mormont is back!

Fan-favourite Bella Ramsay (Lyanna Mormont) will be in the new series too – she’s been hanging out on set with Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane).