“Game of Thrones” Season 7: A Surprising Return, Delays, and a Spinoff Update

Game of Thrones’ season 7 is set to premiere in mid-2017, with seven episodes. The series will allegedly conclude with its eighth season in 2018.

But until Game of Thrones returns to HBO on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, here’s what we know so far about the much-awaited seventh season. These scraps of news will surprise you and quench your thirst about this HBO hit series!

First thing’s first – imagine an unexpected return! Walder Frey, portrayed by David Bradley, experienced a memorable, yet gruesome demise last season. He basically ate his own sons baked into a pie and had his throat slit. You’ll probably recognize him as he was the one to set up the Red Wedding, which led to the deaths of Catelyn and Robb Stark. This infamous, dastardly character will somehow be resurrected during season #7, maybe via Arya’s ability to take a person’s face, rumor has it. Walder Frey’s rise from the grave was confirmed by the actor’s résumé, recently updated with the appearance.

Therefore, in addition to the late-last-year leaked photos of Jon and Daenerys meeting, that supports a rumor the two would become lovers, Arya would allegedly use Frey’s face to murder more of his sons.

Secondly, there might be a Game of Thrones spin-off. But the update is pretty much vague and ambiguous. Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, spoke at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. He declared: “All I can say is that we’re exploring it. We don’t have any scripts, we’re not even close to saying ‘Oh let’s do this.’ But it’s a big enough property that we would be foolish not to explore it.” In any case, according to the statement, all of us Game of Thrones fans out there can only hope Bloys actually meant what he said. We’re guessing we’ll find out in the not-so-distant future.

So, who knows, our hearts’ desire (as GoT massive enthusiasts) is for the scripts to be good enough so that Bloys’ idea could materialize. Please HBO, please – do an offshoot! We’re all eager about it, not to mention extremely curious about which George R.R. Martin’s stories deserve this particular spinoff. We can all agree that Martin’s literary universe can indeed be thoroughly explored… all it takes are good scriptwriters, and the best of cast members and overall film crew. Which, we’re positive, HBO CAN handle!

Otherwise, we’re aware that a display of such magnitude takes a lot of time. Iain Glen, also known as Ser Jorah Mormont, also explained and shed some light on the issue:
“I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created — it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to 10.”

All of you who want to feed on your addiction, Game of Thrones – naturally, should probably watch all of the seasons again, to better comprehend everything! Heck, you could even do a marathon. Otherwise, stay tuned as the show returns on HBO this summer!