There’s no official word yet on the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date. However, one of the show’s actors revealed that something special awaits fans when the premiere drops.
Actor Liam Cunningham who plays Ser Davos Seaworth recently spoke about the show’s target release date for season 7. It confirmed what fans already knew about the upcoming season premiering later than usual. According to the actor, July seems a likely date for the beginning of the seventh season.
However, although that tidbit will disappoint many, it was not the main statement that stood out from the actor’s comment. Instead, a hint about the premiere garnered intrigue. Cunningham told The Independent:
“I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April. It’s July now, I think. There’s going to be a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere. The bad news is, there will only be seven episodes and the [filming for the] final season starts again as far as I know in September.”
Avid fans’ attention will certainly rest on Cunningham’s statement about “something special” happening. Without any clues to support it, it seems it is anyone’s guess at this point. However, the source speculates that it could be some sort of enormous screening, or even a double-episode.
Nevertheless, it is important to note that these possibilities are just guesses from The Independent. HBO and Game of Thrones may soon reveal what this special something is in an official announcement or a trailer.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere and Other Updates
The beginning of filming for season 7 also saw the proliferation of set photos and spoilers. However, now that production on the season is wrapping up, it seems spoilers are also decreasing. With nothing to go on with, fans turn their attention to other stuff related to the series.
Among these include interviews with the cast. Recently, actor Nikolai Coster-Waldau spoke about a famous theory on his character Jamie Lannister. A number of fans think that Kingslayer Jamie will kill his sister, Cersei (Lena Headey).
However, Coster-Waldau does not think the theory will materialize. Speaking to the Huffington Post, the actor said:
“It’s a theory …but it has a beautiful, romantic, tragic thing [to it]. It’s probably too obvious.”
The actor has a point in saying that because the theory is too obvious, the show may not go down that path. However, it is also worth noting that the series does not shy away from pursuing an obvious storyline. An example of this points to Jon Snow’s resurrection which fans basically saw coming.
Whatever the upcoming season brings, it seems a long wait is ahead. The Game of Thrones season 7 premiere will most likely drop in the summer.
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