game of thrones

Do you like giant dragons and epic battles to accompany your cutthroat politics and sophisticated histories? Then get pumped for Game of Thrones Season 7.

According to Radio Times, the upcoming GOT season will be bigger than any previous season. And considering we’re coming off a set of episodes that featured (SPOILERS) the haunting Battles of the Bastards, the huge wildfire explosion of the Sept of Baelor and more dragon action that we’d seen before, that’s pretty damn exciting.

Here’s what Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, told Radio Times:

“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. There are fifteen more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know.

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 ten.”

It’s a huge bummer that the upcoming season will feature only seven episodes, but it sounds like those episodes are going to be incredible. Dany and Jon appear destined to become a power-duo (maybe even a slightly incestuous power-couple), but we don’t know how that will happen, and someone has to go take down Cersei in King’s Landing. I don’t expect the Night King to play a major role in Season 7, but he’s out there, and any scene with White Walkers is automatically noteworthy.

Game of Thrones usually starts back up in April, but this year we’ll have to wait until the summer. A premiere date has not yet been announced, but we’re counting down the days anyway.

[Radio Times, IGN]

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