Who Is Cast In Season 7 Of Game Of Thrones?
Most of the main cast will be back. As time has worn on, many Game of Thrones lead characters have not died in as swift succession as they did early on. Some characters who have died, like Jon Snow, have even come back from the dead. Expect all of the main characters who did not die at some point during Season 6 to return for Season 7, as well. Game of Thrones also has a penchant for bringing back characters we haven't seen for a while, but since Season 6 brought back a ton of those characters and wrapped up many of their storylines, like the Blackfish's, I'm not sure how many characters will be able to be "brought back" as Game of Thrones continues getting closer to the ultimate ending.
Game of Thrones often kills off a lot of characters, and several big characters bit the dust during Season 6. The season kicked off with Ellaria Sand and her co-conspirators wreaking havoc in Dorne and killing off Doran Martell, Areo Hotah and Trystane. The White Walkers continued to expand, and we also said goodbye to the Three-Eyed Raven, Leaf and Bran's direwolf Summer. The saddest moment of that episode, however, had to be when Hodor sacrificed himself to save Bran and Meera. Rickon's direwolf Shaggydog also perished, as did Asha, Balon Greyjoy, Roose Bolton, Walda Frey, and Ramsay's baby half-sibling. After being revived from the dead, Jon Snow hanged Alliser Thorne, Olly and the others involved in the plot. Dany also killed a slew of Dothraki khals, burning them alive. We said goodbye to Sandor Clegane's new mentor Brother Ray and the rest of his followers, who were murdered by the Brotherhood Without Banners. Near the end of Season 6, a whole slew of other big names were killed off of the series. Arya finally escaped The Waif by killing her. Then, we said goodbye to Ramsay Bolton and a bunch of his men, along with some of the good guys, including the giant Wun-Wun and Rickon Stark, during "The Battle of the Bastards." The death toll didn't stop there. During the finale, Arya Stark took out Walder Frey. (And may I just say "finally!") In addition, a scheme from Cersei's end led to the deaths of the High Sparrow, Margaery Tyrell, Loras Tyrell, Mace Tyrell and sadly for Cersei, Tommen Baratheon.
During Season 7, expect to see major players like Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, new King of the North Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Yara Greyjoy, Olenna Tyrell, The Sand Snakes, Bran Stark, Arya Stark and more pop up. The Sand Snakes were recently seen on set, although the fates of some of them are up in the air. Also expect characters like Varys, Littlefinger, The Hound, The Mountain and hopefully even Euron Greyjoy making an appearance or five. We could sit here ticking off names who will probably show up forever, but you get the gist.
Reports have revealed we may be hearing from Gendry during Season 7, as actor Joe Dempsie was spotted in Belfast. He could have simply been visiting, but it would be really nice to catch up with the character, and we hope he was headed to set. More recently, the actress who plays Lyanna Mormont was spotted in costume on set, so we're presuming she'll be back to help with Jon Snow and Sansa's cause. Most recently, the actor who plays Randyll Tarly was spotted near the set, which means Samwell's dad is likely going to play a role in Season 7. Hopefully, Sam won't have to deal with any retaliation from stealing his father's sword.
One rumored appearance is that of Arya Stark's direwolf Nymeria. If you can remember back to Season 1, Arya helped Nymeria to run away after Joffrey called for the direwolf's death. Reports from set have indicated that actress Maisie Williams was spotted in Calgary, Canada where Game of Thrones shoots scenes featuring the canine characters. So, we're hopeful that will be happening, even if it hasn't been confirmed.