Even as “Battle of the Bastards” a few surprise returns caught our fancy, Game of Thrones fans would be hard-pressed to argue Season 6 had one unforgettable breakout. Now, the series’ best new additions is confirmed to return for Season 7, bringing us one step closer to crowning the true ruler of the seven kingdoms.
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Usually, Game of Thrones stars wait until they’ve been good and killed off to take any other major TV roles, but since when has Kit Harington’s Westeros tenure ever followed the normal path? The once and future Jon Snow is getting ready for another TV gig closer to home, set to remember, remember the fifth of November in a new Gunpowder miniseries.
Now that Game of Thrones is formally winding down into shortened seasons, HBO’s interest in a spinoff extension of the franchise will only rise. Series heads David Benioff and Dan Weiss have adamantly distanced themselves from any more Thrones after Season 8, but HBO heads are still courting them to return in some capacity.
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.
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?