All of your favorite Game Of Thrones stars will be seen way more often in Season 7. The ones that are alive, anyway. For those of you who remember Season 7 will feature a lower episode count than past seasons, you're probably wondering how this is possible. Showrunner Dan Weiss explains the situation quite bluntly below:
You kill a couple dozen characters, the people who are left by default need to carry more dramatic weight.
You can't argue with that logic. With Ramsay Bolton, Hodor, the bulk of the Tyrells, and so many others now officially out of the Game Of Thrones narrative, it only makes sense that the story shifts to the major players that remain. Specifically, that means you're going to be seeing far fewer snippet-scenes between characters and a lot more meatier moments from Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon Snow, Cersei and anyone else who is front and center for the approaching Great War. Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke tells EW her first look at her script for Season 7 shocked her, as she realized she had a LOT of lines to learn.
That can be interpreted one of two ways. While Dany might have a lot more speaking lines in her portions than in the past, it could also mean she's featured in a lot more scenes that share focus with other characters. Weiss explains further how the story's current arc brings together once-distant faces.
As the worlds start to converge the characters who haven't met each other before start to meet each other and there are more main characters together in each other's storylines than ever before. Every since Tyrion crossed the Narrow Sea and met Dany that's been the general direction. And having them on set together is a real privilege for us.
Indeed, every encounter between Tyrion And Dany has been a treat, and that just scratches the surface of meet-ups Game Of Thrones fans want to see before this is all said and done. Would Jon Snow fall prey to Cersei's knack for deception should they ever meet? We already have the scoop that two iconic characters who never met will finally come together this year. It sounds like Season 7 is going to be a good time for us to see all of these things.
We won't have much longer to find out for sure, as Season 7 of Game Of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, July 16th, at 9 p.m.. If you have a short memory when it comes to dates, bookmark our summer premiere guide, so the dates are only ever a click away. Also, as your favorite shows approach their finales, it may also be wise to check our list for end dates as well, so you don't get caught off guard.