Game of Thrones Season 7 may have been delayed to summer, but the adjusted production schedule keeps the cast and crew teasing us on the regular. Celebrate with Emilia Clarke lip-syncing the close of production, and check out Brewery Ommegang’s new House-themed concoctions.
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Game of Thrones isn’t necessarily known for its seasonal cliffhangers (Season 5 was more “did that really happen?” than “what happens next?”), but might the penultimate year leave us on a mammoth twist? That’s the suggestion from series star Maisie Williams, claiming “We’ve come to the climax and it’s rolling down to the end.”
Game of Thrones generally doesn’t hide the fact each season features a celebrity cameo or two, but those expecting to see UFC fighter Conor McGregor putting up his dukes in Westeros are apparently in for a bit of a dodge. McGregor apparently denies taking any role, adding “I’ve never even heard about it!”
Not content to let the mystery be, The Leftovers is finally answering one of the biggest questions about its third and final season. HBO and star Justin Theroux have announced the April premiere date with an ominous teaser, promising a very sudden departure for us all.
HBO has a lot to look forward to in 2017, including the returns of both Game of Thrones and Curb Your Enthusiasm, but if British men shouting is your thing, they’ve got you covered too. Welcome back John Oliver for 2017, as HBO goes all-out with the hits to promote Last Week Tonight Season 4.
The sixth and final season of HBO’s Girls pulled a fast one announcing that Rogue One and all-around everywhere actor Riz Ahmed would drop by the final season, but consider all cats out of their respective bags. The season synopsis and first three episodes reveal the full complement of guests, including returnees like Corey Stoll, and newbies like Matthew Rhys, Tracey Ullman and more.
Even the deadest of dead Game of Thrones characters are hardly off-limits by Season 7, though it had appeared Season 6 made short work of lingering figures to tighten up its final years. Surprisingly, we may not have seen the last of a Game of Thrones villain who made a brief return in Season 6, despite a pretty large hole in his neck. Allow us to explain.
For as long as Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have discussed the final two seasons, the suggestion has been seven episodes for Season 7, and six episodes for Season 8. That final year doesn’t yet have an official renewal, which may yet lead to an increased episode order for the final Game of Thrones.
Boy, it sure seems like a great deal of the most anticipated TV shows are all making us wait until 2018. Either way, SNL and Trainwreck star Bill Hader is finally headlining his own series on HBO (and a hitman comedy at that), and Barry is suiting up for production this spring. Don’t expect to see it until 2018, though.
We’re still waiting The Leftovers Season 3 to deliver a first trailer and a formal premiere date (beyond April), but each successive glimpse gets just a bit closer to the spiritual endgame. You can see as much in a new photo from the final year, as Jarden, Texas has gone seriously downhill since last year’s finale.