The trailer for the upcoming season 7 of the record buster show Game of Thrones on HBO brought a new level of excitement after almost a year of wait. Recently HBO released some new pictures from the season sets. The release of the photos makes it both easy and difficult for fans to wait until July.
The seven-episode season is set to hit the air on 16th July and is one of the most anticipated seasons of the series. The last episode from season 6 featured many cliffhangers with Daenerys Targaryen sailing towards Westeros, the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage and his declaration as the King in the North, Tommen Baratheon committing suicide, Cersei Lannister murdering everyone gathered in the Great Sept of Balor and ascending the Iron Throne and Varys showing up in Dorne.
The photos released feature Emily Clarks supposedly landing in Westeros, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner and Liam Cunningham at a table probably in the North, Bella Ramsey and Aiden Gillen, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Kristofer Hivju. The photos also show the return of Beric Dondarrion of the Brotherhood Without Banners.
The season is based on the bestselling series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. R. Martin. While the books have not yet been finished, the season derives inspiration from the unfinished books. Lately, the books and the series have been diverging from a common path. There have come to existence many things in the TV show that were done differently in the books. Season 7 will focus mostly on the battle for the Iron Throne between the Lannister army, Targaryen army, and the Starks in the North. The Greyjoys have been a minor player in the pursuit of the throne and the new season might feature a battle with Euron Greyjoy.
Season 6 featured the deaths of many characters on the show including Ramsay Bolton, High Sparrow, the Three-Eyed Raven, Margaery Tyrell, Hodor, Asha and Balon Greyjoy, Roose Bolton, Rickon Stark, Walder Frey and Tommen Baratheon.
Season 7 has been shot at sets in mainly four locations, Iceland, Spain, Northern Ireland and Canada.