There were at least a few Tormund Giantsbane fans on edge all throughout Game of Thrones Season 6, particularly as the character faced a deadly battle that could easily have cost multiple fan-favorites. Thankfully, Tormund survived to make sexy bread-eyes at Brienne in Season 7, but Kristofer Hivju is teasing an even more adorable pair for next year.
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Game of Thrones Season 7 doesn’t have as big of secrets to keep as that pesky Jon Snow’s fate, but can’t help tipping its hand a bit when it comes to big battles. We’ve heard of one major offensive likely ahead for the Dragon Queen, but is a separate shoot about to start another big siege?
Even as Game of Thrones has already featured a number of famous faces from the Harry Potter cast over the years, the HBO fantasy-drama remains shy of casting anyone too distractingly recognizable. Daniel Radcliffe himself might even be a step too far, but the erstwhile Boy Who Lived is just as happy to get a brutal death in the world of Westeros.
Game of Thrones has a habit of tightening narratives at the expense of characters still playing important roles in the books, something Alexander Siddig’s Prince Doran Martell practically became the posterboy for. Siddig was apparently none-too-thrilled with his exit either, saying there was “something wrong” about leaving the series at least three episodes early.
There were at least a few Game of Thrones Season 6 returns that served largely to sweep those characters off the board altogether, but surely those that survived would return for Season 7, yes? So it is, with one of the most unexpected Game of Thrones Season 6 appearances, that a previously long-lost character will hang around for the HBO drama’s 2017 return.
We’ve too many questions for the remaining two Game of Thrones Seasons to get lost in spinoff possibilities, but the prospect can’t be far from HBO’s mind. Case in point, showrunners presume HBO will make other series set in the world of Westeros, but don’t expect them to run any potential spinoffs.
Game of Thrones dominated the Iron Throne of the Emmys for the second year in a row. And honestly, who was surprised?
Even a few Game of Thrones fans were left scratching their heads at “Battle of Bastards” winning a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Writing, but the Outstanding Directing in a Drama win was right on the money. Miguel Sapochnick wins his first Emmy, as Game of Thrones takes home yet another gold at the 2016 Emmys!
2016 has been the year of reliving the O.J. Simpson murder trial in dramatic television, from The People v. O.J. to O.J.: Made in America. So of course Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the Emmy Awards with an O.J. spoof.
There’s very little guideline for the remaining Game of Thrones seasons; whether to expect another all-out battle toward the end of Season 7’s truncated run, or if all major conflicts will wrap up before the final White Walker showdown in Season 8. Still, Season 7 laid out some very clear confrontations ahead, and new set reports suggest Daenerys might be out of her element in a major battlefield showdown.