Everything We Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 (PHOTOS)

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Everything We Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 (PHOTOS)

Game of Thrones Season 7 is just days away, but we’ve been watching for every article, theory, tweet, and raven with any scoop about what lies in store when the penultimate season finally airs.

Click through the gallery above for all the intel. — just know spoilers lie herein!

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 on HBO.

Everything We Know About ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 (PHOTOS)
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A massive sea battle is upon us

A massive sea battle is upon us Credit: HBO © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc.

TV Insider claims Season 7 will feature a sea battle bigger than any other we have seen on the show thus far, Blackwater included.

“There are magnificent action scenes,” executive producer David Benioff says, “different from anything we’ve ever done.”

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A massive sea battle is upon us

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TV Insider claims Season 7 will feature a sea battle bigger than any other we have seen on the show thus far, Blackwater included.

“There are magnificent action scenes,” executive producer David Benioff says, “different from anything we’ve ever done.”

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Cersei is a “horrible cow” to one character

Cersei is a “horrible cow” to one character Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“[She’s] lost everything,” actress Lena Headey says of Cersei Lannister in a new Net-a-Porter interview. 

“Whatever was good [in her life] has been erased, and she’s a horrible cow to one particular character … It’s really quite loathsome.”

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Cersei is a “horrible cow” to one character

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“[She’s] lost everything,” actress Lena Headey says of Cersei Lannister in a new Net-a-Porter interview. 

“Whatever was good [in her life] has been erased, and she’s a horrible cow to one particular character … It’s really quite loathsome.”

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The armies are multiplying

The armies are multiplying Credit: Courtesy of HBO

“This year, we have a lot more armies, a lot more numbers,” Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne tells TIME.

“I might be worried about Season 8, we might be in trouble on that one. But it has to finalize somewhere.”

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“This year, we have a lot more armies, a lot more numbers,” Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne tells TIME.

“I might be worried about Season 8, we might be in trouble on that one. But it has to finalize somewhere.”

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Jon Snow undergoes a “seismic shift”

Jon Snow undergoes a “seismic shift” Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“This year there is this huge seismic shift where all of what [Jon has] learned over the years, suddenly…” Kit Harington trails off in an interview for an extensive TIME cover story on Game of Thrones.

“He’s still the same Jon, but he grows up.”

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Jon Snow undergoes a “seismic shift”

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“This year there is this huge seismic shift where all of what [Jon has] learned over the years, suddenly…” Kit Harington trails off in an interview for an extensive TIME cover story on Game of Thrones.

“He’s still the same Jon, but he grows up.”

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We’ll finally see an eagerly-awaited battle this season

We’ll finally see an eagerly-awaited battle this season Credit: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc.

TIME can’t tell us which battle was being filmed at the time of its set visit, but we do get this tease from that cover story: “Thrones has been promising this clash all along, and when the time comes, the Internet will melt.”

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We’ll finally see an eagerly-awaited battle this season

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TIME can’t tell us which battle was being filmed at the time of its set visit, but we do get this tease from that cover story: “Thrones has been promising this clash all along, and when the time comes, the Internet will melt.”

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Nymeria Sand will be back, thanks to Jessica Henwick

Nymeria Sand will be back, thanks to Jessica Henwick Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Actress Jessica Henwick almost missed out on appearing in Season 7 and reprising her role as Nymeria Sand — she had been cast in Netflix’s Iron Fist, and Marvel originally refused to let her go.

“[GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return,” she tells Entertainment Weekly

“[A GoT producer explained], ‘It’s really important that you come back, otherwise your character will just disappear.’ 

“So I spoke to Marvel, and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.”

Nymeria Sand will be back, thanks to Jessica Henwick

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Actress Jessica Henwick almost missed out on appearing in Season 7 and reprising her role as Nymeria Sand — she had been cast in Netflix’s Iron Fist, and Marvel originally refused to let her go.

“[GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return,” she tells Entertainment Weekly

“[A GoT producer explained], ‘It’s really important that you come back, otherwise your character will just disappear.’ 

“So I spoke to Marvel, and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.”

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Sansa is feeling jealous

Sansa is feeling jealous Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“She definitely feels left out,” Sophie Turner tells Express of Sansa Stark in Season 7.

“There’s a little bit of jealousy there. She feels like she deserves the title of Queen in the North. All she wants is the respect of her brother, and she feels like she’s not getting that.

“She’s very strong and steely this season. She’s in it for herself. Whether that means going a bit dark… you’ll have to see.”

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Sansa is feeling jealous

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“She definitely feels left out,” Sophie Turner tells Express of Sansa Stark in Season 7.

“There’s a little bit of jealousy there. She feels like she deserves the title of Queen in the North. All she wants is the respect of her brother, and she feels like she’s not getting that.

“She’s very strong and steely this season. She’s in it for herself. Whether that means going a bit dark… you’ll have to see.”

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The Hound survives?

The Hound survives? Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Talking to Empire magazine about the rigors of his action-packed scenes, actor Rory McCann may have accidentally revealed his character, the Hound, makes it through Season 7 alive.

“I think my body can only take one more season,” he said, per Digital Spy. “I’m sore.”

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The Hound survives?

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Talking to Empire magazine about the rigors of his action-packed scenes, actor Rory McCann may have accidentally revealed his character, the Hound, makes it through Season 7 alive.

“I think my body can only take one more season,” he said, per Digital Spy. “I’m sore.”

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HBO is not giving critics any advance episodes

HBO is not giving critics any advance episodes Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Critics won’t be getting screeners this year, so they’ll only be able to review Season 7 (and only if) HBO organizes premiere events with screenings of the Season 7 premiere.

The network also withheld screeners last year, too — presumably because someone ripped Season 5 episodes from screener DVDs and uploaded them to torrent sites before Season 5 premiered.

HBO is not giving critics any advance episodes

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Critics won’t be getting screeners this year, so they’ll only be able to review Season 7 (and only if) HBO organizes premiere events with screenings of the Season 7 premiere.

The network also withheld screeners last year, too — presumably because someone ripped Season 5 episodes from screener DVDs and uploaded them to torrent sites before Season 5 premiered.

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Ed Sheeran’s cameo is “nothing exciting”

Ed Sheeran’s cameo is “nothing exciting” Credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for MTV

“I haven't seen it yet! I just know the scene I did, I did with Maisie [Williams], and it’s decent. I like it,” singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran says of his cameo, speaking to Entertainment Tonight.

“Nothing exciting happens in this scene, we just have a conversation and that’s kind of it.

“People will just be like, ‘Oh… oh, all right.’ It’s not an integral part of it, at all. I’m just like, in it.”

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Ed Sheeran’s cameo is “nothing exciting”

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“I haven't seen it yet! I just know the scene I did, I did with Maisie [Williams], and it’s decent. I like it,” singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran says of his cameo, speaking to Entertainment Tonight.

“Nothing exciting happens in this scene, we just have a conversation and that’s kind of it.

“People will just be like, ‘Oh… oh, all right.’ It’s not an integral part of it, at all. I’m just like, in it.”

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Samwell and Jon kept apart?

Samwell and Jon kept apart? Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Actor John Bradley posed for an Instagram selfie with co-star Kit Harington on July 13, saying they were “briefly, but happily, back together again.”

Does that mean they haven’t seen each other on set for a while? And does that mean Samwell isn’t crossing paths with Jon in Season 7? After all, he’s at the Citadel at the moment, and Jon’s in Winterfell.

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Samwell and Jon kept apart?

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Actor John Bradley posed for an Instagram selfie with co-star Kit Harington on July 13, saying they were “briefly, but happily, back together again.”

Does that mean they haven’t seen each other on set for a while? And does that mean Samwell isn’t crossing paths with Jon in Season 7? After all, he’s at the Citadel at the moment, and Jon’s in Winterfell.

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The episodes are longer than usual

The episodes are longer than usual Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The average Season 7 episode is 63 minutes long, 8 minutes longer than the average episode in Seasons 1–6, as Watchers on the Wall reports. 

The episodes are longer than usual

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The average Season 7 episode is 63 minutes long, 8 minutes longer than the average episode in Seasons 1–6, as Watchers on the Wall reports. 

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The last two episodes will have record-breaking runtimes

The last two episodes will have record-breaking runtimes Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The last two episodes will be the longest episodes yet — at 71 minutes long and 81 minutes long, respectively — beating the 68-minute record set by the Season 6 finale.
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The last two episodes will have record-breaking runtimes

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The last two episodes will be the longest episodes yet — at 71 minutes long and 81 minutes long, respectively — beating the 68-minute record set by the Season 6 finale.

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Ice spiders coming?

Ice spiders coming? Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We‘ve covered the speculation that the White Walkers will arrive with ice spiders in Season 7 — speculation based on text Gilly is reading in HBO’s promotional photos — but now the network is giving more credence to that theory by uploading a six-year-old clip of Old Nan telling Bran about the ice spiders in Season 1.

We saw Jon Snow and his men running from something in the Season 7 promo — perhaps now we know what is pursuing them!

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Ice spiders coming?

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We‘ve covered the speculation that the White Walkers will arrive with ice spiders in Season 7 — speculation based on text Gilly is reading in HBO’s promotional photos — but now the network is giving more credence to that theory by uploading a six-year-old clip of Old Nan telling Bran about the ice spiders in Season 1.

We saw Jon Snow and his men running from something in the Season 7 promo — perhaps now we know what is pursuing them!

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At least half of the episodes are "whoppers"

At least half of the episodes are "whoppers" Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“I don’t know the facts and figures, but [HBO] only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same,” cinematographer Robert McLachlan tells Deadline

“So I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one or two showstopping, major episodes per season, this season, probably at least half of them are whoppers. They’re not going to disappoint.“

At least half of the episodes are "whoppers"

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“I don’t know the facts and figures, but [HBO] only did seven episodes this year, but I think their budget’s probably the same,” cinematographer Robert McLachlan tells Deadline

“So I think you’re going to see, whereas before, we’d have one or two showstopping, major episodes per season, this season, probably at least half of them are whoppers. They’re not going to disappoint.“

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We’ll see more of the characters

We’ll see more of the characters Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Entertainment Weekly reveals the cast will get more screen time in Season 7since the ranks have thinned. (Characters like Margaery Tyrell and Ramsay Bolton won’t be taking up time this season, for obvious reasons.)

“I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time,” actor Peter Dinklage tells the magazine.

“Everyone gets a bigger slice of the pie,” co-star Kit Harington adds.

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We’ll see more of the characters

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Entertainment Weekly reveals the cast will get more screen time in Season 7since the ranks have thinned. (Characters like Margaery Tyrell and Ramsay Bolton won’t be taking up time this season, for obvious reasons.)

“I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time,” actor Peter Dinklage tells the magazine.

“Everyone gets a bigger slice of the pie,” co-star Kit Harington adds.

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Most of the episodes will have normal runtimes

Most of the episodes will have normal runtimes Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Season 7 installments may feel bigger but, for the most part, they won’t actually be longer than your typical Game of Thrones episode, as Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Most of the episodes will have normal runtimes

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The Season 7 installments may feel bigger but, for the most part, they won’t actually be longer than your typical Game of Thrones episode, as Entertainment Weekly reports.

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The dragons are enormous

The dragons are enormous Credit: HBO

“The dragons this year are the size of 747s,” director Matt Shakman tells Entertainment Weekly, the same magazine that revealed an amazing Drogon photo from the upcoming season.

“Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”

The dragons are enormous

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“The dragons this year are the size of 747s,” director Matt Shakman tells Entertainment Weekly, the same magazine that revealed an amazing Drogon photo from the upcoming season.

“Drogon is the biggest of the bunch — his flame is 30-feet in diameter!”

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The Season 7 premiere will be the longest premiere since Season 1

The Season 7 premiere will be the longest premiere since Season 1 Credit: HBO

It will run for 59 minutes, according to The Telegraph, a stat that lends credence to actor Iain Glen’s suggestion that the Season 7 episodes are bigger and better than ever.

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The Season 7 premiere will be the longest premiere since Season 1

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It will run for 59 minutes, according to The Telegraph, a stat that lends credence to actor Iain Glen’s suggestion that the Season 7 episodes are bigger and better than ever.

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Season 7 will have a much faster pace

Season 7 will have a much faster pace Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

“I’m like, ‘Already? Now?! What?!’” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau tells Entertainment Weekly.

“I feel like I’d been lulled into a different pace. Everything happened quicker than I’m used to … a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.”

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Season 7 will have a much faster pace

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“I’m like, ‘Already? Now?! What?!’” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau tells Entertainment Weekly.

“I feel like I’d been lulled into a different pace. Everything happened quicker than I’m used to … a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.”

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Samwell Tarly survives?

Samwell Tarly survives? Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In an interview on podcast Walking the Dog, actor John Bradley suggested his character makes it to the end of Season 7… if not the end of the entire series.

“The thing about Sam is, if he’s still around at this stage, you do suspect that there is gonna be a point to keeping him around,” he said.

Samwell Tarly survives?

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In an interview on podcast Walking the Dog, actor John Bradley suggested his character makes it to the end of Season 7… if not the end of the entire series.

“The thing about Sam is, if he’s still around at this stage, you do suspect that there is gonna be a point to keeping him around,” he said.

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Hodor returns as a White Walker?

Hodor returns as a White Walker? Credit: HBO

Talking to the Belfast Telegraph, actor Kristian Nairn certainly didn’t deny that his character will return as one of the frosty zombies.

“I'm just going to say no but I might be lying,” he said. “I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident and I’ve learnt the hard way.”

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Hodor returns as a White Walker?

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Talking to the Belfast Telegraph, actor Kristian Nairn certainly didn’t deny that his character will return as one of the frosty zombies.

“I'm just going to say no but I might be lying,” he said. “I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident and I’ve learnt the hard way.”

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Huge spoilers are out there… somewhere

Huge spoilers are out there… somewhere

“People find out real stuff and they will post it, and you go, ‘Oh my God, they just spoiled the whole season online!’” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said on HuffPost’s Build Series.

“But then, because there’s 10,000 other spoilers out there, they’re not real. It just gets lost in the shuffle. So, it’s all out there by the way … if you can find it.”

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Huge spoilers are out there… somewhere

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“People find out real stuff and they will post it, and you go, ‘Oh my God, they just spoiled the whole season online!’” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said on HuffPost’s Build Series.

“But then, because there’s 10,000 other spoilers out there, they’re not real. It just gets lost in the shuffle. So, it’s all out there by the way … if you can find it.”

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Melisandre assumes her old lady form again?

Melisandre assumes her old lady form again? Credit: HBO

Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten posted an unrecognizable selfie on Twitter on April 13, wearing the same prosthetic makeup she wore in Season 6 when the show revealed Melisandre’s true, centuries-old age.

Unless this was a throwback pic, we’ll see Mel’s wizened form again in Season 7.

Melisandre assumes her old lady form again?

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Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten posted an unrecognizable selfie on Twitter on April 13, wearing the same prosthetic makeup she wore in Season 6 when the show revealed Melisandre’s true, centuries-old age.

Unless this was a throwback pic, we’ll see Mel’s wizened form again in Season 7.

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The storyline “kicks into gear”

The storyline “kicks into gear” Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Nathalie Emmanuel, the English actress who plays Missandei on the show, is getting us pumped for Season 7.

“I’m excited about this season because a lot of the momentum we’ve been building with this winter that is coming, or has been coming for a long time, kicks into gear now,” she tells InStyle UK.

“And there’s a continuation of characters who haven’t previously interacted coming together, which is always exciting to watch.”

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The storyline “kicks into gear”

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Nathalie Emmanuel, the English actress who plays Missandei on the show, is getting us pumped for Season 7.

“I’m excited about this season because a lot of the momentum we’ve been building with this winter that is coming, or has been coming for a long time, kicks into gear now,” she tells InStyle UK.

“And there’s a continuation of characters who haven’t previously interacted coming together, which is always exciting to watch.”

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Tycho Nestoris is back

Tycho Nestoris is back Credit: HBO

Sherlock star and co-creator Mark Gatiss tells Express he’s done “four episodes now” of Game of Thrones with the potential for “two more.”

That makes Watchers on the Wall think that, in addition to his two previously-aired episodes, Mark will appear in two installments in Season 7 and two in Season 8.

And that means Iron Bank of Braavos representative Tycho Nestoris is back, presumably to collect the Lannisters’ debt from Cersei. (More on that later.)

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Tycho Nestoris is back

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Sherlock star and co-creator Mark Gatiss tells Express he’s done “four episodes now” of Game of Thrones with the potential for “two more.”

That makes Watchers on the Wall think that, in addition to his two previously-aired episodes, Mark will appear in two installments in Season 7 and two in Season 8.

And that means Iron Bank of Braavos representative Tycho Nestoris is back, presumably to collect the Lannisters’ debt from Cersei. (More on that later.)

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Jorah survives?

Jorah survives? Credit: Nick Wall/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Dany sent Jorah Mormont on a quest to find the cure to his nasty greyscale affliction, and he may have done just that. In an interview with New Zealand website Stuff, Iain Glen says his character is doing “OK” so far:

“I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah,” he says. “It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far […] There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones, and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close, but so far I’m doing OK.”

Jorah survives?

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Dany sent Jorah Mormont on a quest to find the cure to his nasty greyscale affliction, and he may have done just that. In an interview with New Zealand website Stuff, Iain Glen says his character is doing “OK” so far:

“I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah,” he says. “It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far […] There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones, and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close, but so far I’m doing OK.”

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Euron gets his revenge

Euron gets his revenge Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

When MTV News asked actor Pilou Asbæk how much shit Euron Greyjoy would raise in Season 7, the Danish actor said, “Enough to get satisfied — good satisfied.”

That sounds ominous for nephew Theon and niece Yara, who have absconded with the Iron Islands’ fleet.

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Euron gets his revenge

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When MTV News asked actor Pilou Asbæk how much shit Euron Greyjoy would raise in Season 7, the Danish actor said, “Enough to get satisfied — good satisfied.”

That sounds ominous for nephew Theon and niece Yara, who have absconded with the Iron Islands’ fleet.

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Cersei has a new suitor?

Cersei has a new suitor? Credit: HBO © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Jaime Lannister portrayer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau seemed to let a spoiler slip in a recent interview with The Daily Beast when he was talking about his character’s incestuous relations with Cersei.

“Plus, there are no other suitors,” he said. “Well, that's not true… but he has to step up and take his father’s place. Wow, I was about to reveal something from Season 7 and thought, ‘What am I doing?’”

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Cersei has a new suitor?

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Jaime Lannister portrayer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau seemed to let a spoiler slip in a recent interview with The Daily Beast when he was talking about his character’s incestuous relations with Cersei.

“Plus, there are no other suitors,” he said. “Well, that's not true… but he has to step up and take his father’s place. Wow, I was about to reveal something from Season 7 and thought, ‘What am I doing?’”

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The Season 7 spoilers are all the actors know

The Season 7 spoilers are all the actors know Credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

“Believe me, I just finished Season 7, and I am already counting down the days until I get the Season 8 scripts,” Kit Harington told Moviefone.

“Everyone’s been wondering how it’s going to end … It’s really exciting to me not knowing, genuinely having no idea where it’s going to end, what [showrunners David Benioff & Dan Weiss] have got in their heads, and being the first to find out.”

The Season 7 spoilers are all the actors know

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“Believe me, I just finished Season 7, and I am already counting down the days until I get the Season 8 scripts,” Kit Harington told Moviefone.

“Everyone’s been wondering how it’s going to end … It’s really exciting to me not knowing, genuinely having no idea where it’s going to end, what [showrunners David Benioff & Dan Weiss] have got in their heads, and being the first to find out.”

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Season 7 focuses on the core characters

Season 7 focuses on the core characters Credit: Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO

“I certainly did more this season than I’ve ever done. I think every actor on it did more action, had more action, had more scenes,” Kit Harington told The Huffington Post.

“They really focused it because less characters are coming in, and they’re focusing in on the existing ones, and there are lots of people who cross paths, and that’s something that I think the audience has been waiting for for a long time.”

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Season 7 focuses on the core characters

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“I certainly did more this season than I’ve ever done. I think every actor on it did more action, had more action, had more scenes,” Kit Harington told The Huffington Post.

“They really focused it because less characters are coming in, and they’re focusing in on the existing ones, and there are lots of people who cross paths, and that’s something that I think the audience has been waiting for for a long time.”

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It’ll look different than prior seasons

It’ll look different than prior seasons Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

“They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it’s gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI,” Kit continued.

“We’re trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we’re trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.”

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It’ll look different than prior seasons

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“They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it’s gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI,” Kit continued.

“We’re trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we’re trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.”

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Jim Broadbent is playing a maester, probably Marwyn the Mage

Jim Broadbent is playing a maester, probably Marwyn the Mage Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

“I’m a maester, an archmaester. I’m an old professor character,” the Oscar winner tells ScreenCrush, saying that he appears in five episodes and that his character shares scenes with Samwell Tarly.

Now fans are thinking he’s playing Marwyn, an archmaester of the Citadel, at which Samwell has just arrived.

In the books, Sam tells Marwyn of Maester Aemon’s support of Daenerys, and Marwyn visits her to offer his support, as well. One complication: the maegi Mirri Maz Durr, whom Dany killed in Season 1, was Marwyn’s mentee.

Jim Broadbent is playing a maester, probably Marwyn the Mage

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“I’m a maester, an archmaester. I’m an old professor character,” the Oscar winner tells ScreenCrush, saying that he appears in five episodes and that his character shares scenes with Samwell Tarly.

Now fans are thinking he’s playing Marwyn, an archmaester of the Citadel, at which Samwell has just arrived.

In the books, Sam tells Marwyn of Maester Aemon’s support of Daenerys, and Marwyn visits her to offer his support, as well. One complication: the maegi Mirri Maz Durr, whom Dany killed in Season 1, was Marwyn’s mentee.

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We’ll see a lot of action on Euron’s ship

We’ll see a lot of action on Euron’s ship Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Leaked set photos show Euron Greyjoy’s ship, The Silence, as Watchers on the Wall reports, meaning we’ll see him trying to intercept nephew Theon and niece Yara.

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We’ll see a lot of action on Euron’s ship

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Leaked set photos show Euron Greyjoy’s ship, The Silence, as Watchers on the Wall reports, meaning we’ll see him trying to intercept nephew Theon and niece Yara.

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Arya could reunite with her direwolf, Nymeria

Arya could reunite with her direwolf, Nymeria Credit: HBO

Calgary-based animal handler Instinct Animals for Film posted on Instagram that two of their wolves were getting ready for work — adding “#winteriscoming” — right around the time Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, was spotted filming Game of Thrones Season 7 in the same Canadian city.

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Arya could reunite with her direwolf, Nymeria

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Calgary-based animal handler Instinct Animals for Film posted on Instagram that two of their wolves were getting ready for work — adding “#winteriscoming” — right around the time Maisie Williams, aka Arya Stark, was spotted filming Game of Thrones Season 7 in the same Canadian city.

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It’s shorter but feels bigger

It’s shorter but feels bigger Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Season 7 will have just seven episodes instead of the customary ten, but actor Jacob Anderson has heartening news about the scope of this chapter.

“I’m just in awe of how everybody’s managing to fit as much as there is into seven episodes, because it doesn’t necessarily feel like a normal season,” the Grey Worm portrayer tells Mashable. “It feels bigger.”

It’s shorter but feels bigger

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Season 7 will have just seven episodes instead of the customary ten, but actor Jacob Anderson has heartening news about the scope of this chapter.

“I’m just in awe of how everybody’s managing to fit as much as there is into seven episodes, because it doesn’t necessarily feel like a normal season,” the Grey Worm portrayer tells Mashable. “It feels bigger.”

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Sansa Stark will (probably) survive

Sansa Stark will (probably) survive Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Assuming she’s not trolling us, Sophie Turner revealed Sansa Stark will be returning for Season 8 as she told HeyUGuys her shooting schedule

“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts,” she said. “And then we go on to Season 8.”

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Sansa Stark will (probably) survive

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Assuming she’s not trolling us, Sophie Turner revealed Sansa Stark will be returning for Season 8 as she told HeyUGuys her shooting schedule

“We’re about to start shooting the next X-Men, we’ve just finished shooting Season 7 of [Game of] Thrones, and I’ve got a couple of movies to do before X-Men starts,” she said. “And then we go on to Season 8.”

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The dragons are a lot bigger this season

The dragons are a lot bigger this season Credit: Kevin Patterson on Twitter

Just check out the size of the green-screened structure — seemingly a mock-up of a dragon torso — that Twitter user Kevin Patterson spotted at Belfast’s Titanic Studios, Game of Thrones production headquarters.

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The dragons are a lot bigger this season

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Just check out the size of the green-screened structure — seemingly a mock-up of a dragon torso — that Twitter user Kevin Patterson spotted at Belfast’s Titanic Studios, Game of Thrones production headquarters.

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It will blow our minds

It will blow our minds Credit: HBO

On February 3, Emilia Clarke told Instagram followers she was one day away from wrapping Season 7 and she believes "this one's gonna be a mind-blower."

It will blow our minds

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On February 3, Emilia Clarke told Instagram followers she was one day away from wrapping Season 7 and she believes "this one's gonna be a mind-blower."

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Jon, Tyrion, and Bronn will end up at the Dragonpit

Jon, Tyrion, and Bronn will end up at the Dragonpit Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2016 Home Box Office

Concept art purportedly leaked from the production team seemingly confirms earlier reports of a Season 7 finale scene, as fansite Watchers on the Wall reports.

In the image, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Ser Bronn converge on the Dragonpit, a ruined King’s Landing structure that used to house the Targaryen dragons.

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Jon, Tyrion, and Bronn will end up at the Dragonpit

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Concept art purportedly leaked from the production team seemingly confirms earlier reports of a Season 7 finale scene, as fansite Watchers on the Wall reports.

In the image, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Ser Bronn converge on the Dragonpit, a ruined King’s Landing structure that used to house the Targaryen dragons.

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Season 7 will end on a “huge cliffhanger”

Season 7 will end on a “huge cliffhanger” Credit: HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

That’s what Maisie Williams tells Time Out London, at least!

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Season 7 will end on a “huge cliffhanger”

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That’s what Maisie Williams tells Time Out London, at least!

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Gendry is definitely back

Gendry is definitely back Credit: HBO

Last seen departing Dragonstone for King’s Landing in a rowboat at the end of Season 3, this noble blacksmith will finally make his Game of Thrones return. Actor Joe Dempsie has been spotted at the show’s filming location in Iceland.

Gendry is definitely back

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Last seen departing Dragonstone for King’s Landing in a rowboat at the end of Season 3, this noble blacksmith will finally make his Game of Thrones return. Actor Joe Dempsie has been spotted at the show’s filming location in Iceland.

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Thoros is also back

Thoros is also back Credit: HBO

This Red Priest, last seen with the Hound as they hanged two members of the Brotherhood of the Banner, will also appear in Season 7. Actor Paul Kaye was spotted in Iceland, too.

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Thoros is also back

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This Red Priest, last seen with the Hound as they hanged two members of the Brotherhood of the Banner, will also appear in Season 7. Actor Paul Kaye was spotted in Iceland, too.

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Jon Snow has a supergroup

Jon Snow has a supergroup Credit: HBO

Watchers on the Wall speculates Gendry, Thoros, the Hound, and the Brotherhood of the Banner have all joined Davos under Jon Snow’s leadership.

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Jon Snow has a supergroup

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Watchers on the Wall speculates Gendry, Thoros, the Hound, and the Brotherhood of the Banner have all joined Davos under Jon Snow’s leadership.

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Jon Snow may be setting out to fight the White Walkers

Jon Snow may be setting out to fight the White Walkers Credit: HBO

Kit Harington was spotted filming boat landing scenes in Iceland, leading Watchers on the Wall to speculate Jon Snow and his crew are beyond the Wall and arriving at Night’s Watch stronghold Eastwatch-on-the-Sea on their quest to meet and slay the White Walkers.

Jon Snow may be setting out to fight the White Walkers

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Kit Harington was spotted filming boat landing scenes in Iceland, leading Watchers on the Wall to speculate Jon Snow and his crew are beyond the Wall and arriving at Night’s Watch stronghold Eastwatch-on-the-Sea on their quest to meet and slay the White Walkers.

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Brendan Cowell has been cast

Brendan Cowell has been cast Credit: Eva Rinaldi on Wikimedia Commons

According to his agency page, The Borgias star Brendan Cowell will be playing a character Harrag the Ironborn in multiple Season 7 episodes.

There is an ironborn character named Harrag in George R. R. Martin’s books, but he’s a bit character who is killed on the sack of Winterfell.

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Brendan Cowell has been cast

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According to his agency page, The Borgias star Brendan Cowell will be playing a character Harrag the Ironborn in multiple Season 7 episodes.

There is an ironborn character named Harrag in George R. R. Martin’s books, but he’s a bit character who is killed on the sack of Winterfell.

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Walder Frey is back somehow

Walder Frey is back somehow Credit: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc.

Arya slit Walder’s throat in the Season 6 finale — out of vengeance for his part in the Red Wedding — but the résumé of actor David Bradley says he’ll be in Season 7.

Will Walder appear as a corpse? A zombie? A White Walker? Who knows.

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Walder Frey is back somehow

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Arya slit Walder’s throat in the Season 6 finale — out of vengeance for his part in the Red Wedding — but the résumé of actor David Bradley says he’ll be in Season 7.

Will Walder appear as a corpse? A zombie? A White Walker? Who knows.

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Freddie Stroma is out as Dickon Tarly

Freddie Stroma is out as Dickon Tarly Credit: Sarah Kerver/Getty Images

UnREAL alum Freddie Stroma has confirmed he will no longer play Samwell Tarly’s annoying younger brother now that he’s busy filming the TV show Time After Time.

“Even just to get such a toe in there is fun,” the actor told IGN. “Just to be on set and kind of feel like I was in that world, I was a fan sitting there at the table doing that scene.”

Watchers on the Wall speculates Black Sails star Tom Hopper is taking over the part.

Freddie Stroma is out as Dickon Tarly

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UnREAL alum Freddie Stroma has confirmed he will no longer play Samwell Tarly’s annoying younger brother now that he’s busy filming the TV show Time After Time.

“Even just to get such a toe in there is fun,” the actor told IGN. “Just to be on set and kind of feel like I was in that world, I was a fan sitting there at the table doing that scene.”

Watchers on the Wall speculates Black Sails star Tom Hopper is taking over the part.

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Characters are crossing paths like never before

Characters are crossing paths like never before Credit: HBO via IMDB

“This season you feel that the drama is moving towards its end game,” actor Iain Glen tells Radio Times.

“More characters are overlapping, so we are seeing a lot more of each other than perhaps in the past. [We are] in the same scenes, and we are going to the same places.”

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Characters are crossing paths like never before

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“This season you feel that the drama is moving towards its end game,” actor Iain Glen tells Radio Times.

“More characters are overlapping, so we are seeing a lot more of each other than perhaps in the past. [We are] in the same scenes, and we are going to the same places.”

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Jon Snow and Sam Tarly are together again

Jon Snow and Sam Tarly are together again Credit: HBO

Recent photos from the show's current filming season suggest Jon and Sam will meet again. Finally!

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Jon Snow and Sam Tarly are together again

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Recent photos from the show's current filming season suggest Jon and Sam will meet again. Finally!

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Production is taking its time

Production is taking its time Credit: HBO

The show is taking a much slower pace filming Season 7. Despite being only 7 episodes long, the crew is taking the same length of time to shoot as they would for a full 10 episodes. Better be worth it!

Production is taking its time

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The show is taking a much slower pace filming Season 7. Despite being only 7 episodes long, the crew is taking the same length of time to shoot as they would for a full 10 episodes. Better be worth it!

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More Dragons, More Torture, More Everything

More Dragons, More Torture, More Everything Credit: HBO

Loads of the show's actors have promised more everything in the new season. John Bradley describes the upcoming scenes as "impossible to film", but he is confident they will look amazing.

Meanwhile, Alfie Allen promises more dragons and torture in the coming episodes.

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More Dragons, More Torture, More Everything

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Loads of the show's actors have promised more everything in the new season. John Bradley describes the upcoming scenes as "impossible to film", but he is confident they will look amazing.

Meanwhile, Alfie Allen promises more dragons and torture in the coming episodes.

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Violence makes George R.R. Martin's heart sad

Violence makes George R.R. Martin's heart sad Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

George has spoken out about the show's violence throughout 2016. Odds are he won't be happy with Season 7, either.

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Violence makes George R.R. Martin's heart sad

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George has spoken out about the show's violence throughout 2016. Odds are he won't be happy with Season 7, either.

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Benjen Stark could be back

Benjen Stark could be back Credit: HBO

Ned Stark’s undead brother, last seen dropping off Bran Stark and Meera Reed at the Wall, seems primed for a return. A fan spotted actor Joseph Mawle enjoying drinks with Iain Glen (aka Ser Jorah Mormont) and Kristofer Hivju (aka Tormund) in Belfast.

Benjen Stark could be back

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Ned Stark’s undead brother, last seen dropping off Bran Stark and Meera Reed at the Wall, seems primed for a return. A fan spotted actor Joseph Mawle enjoying drinks with Iain Glen (aka Ser Jorah Mormont) and Kristofer Hivju (aka Tormund) in Belfast.

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Cersei and Euron are joining forces

Cersei and Euron are joining forces Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

We told you to expect big spoilers! New paparazzi photos show Euron Greyjoy parading into King’s Landing — to meet with Cersei Lannister, Watchers on the Wall says — with Yara, Ellaria Sand, and Sand Snake Tyene trailing behind in shackles.

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Cersei and Euron are joining forces

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We told you to expect big spoilers! New paparazzi photos show Euron Greyjoy parading into King’s Landing — to meet with Cersei Lannister, Watchers on the Wall says — with Yara, Ellaria Sand, and Sand Snake Tyene trailing behind in shackles.

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Cersei and Jaime are preparing for battle

Cersei and Jaime are preparing for battle Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

New paparazzi photos from Dubrovnik, Croatia, show Lena Headey as Cersei and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as brother Jaime peeking out through turrets on a set resembling King’s Landing, and both actors are dressed in armor.

Watchers on the Wall speculates the scene will appear in the Season 7 premiere.

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Cersei and Jaime are preparing for battle

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New paparazzi photos from Dubrovnik, Croatia, show Lena Headey as Cersei and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as brother Jaime peeking out through turrets on a set resembling King’s Landing, and both actors are dressed in armor.

Watchers on the Wall speculates the scene will appear in the Season 7 premiere.

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Two Irish actors have been cast

Two Irish actors have been cast Credit: Castaway Actors' Agency; Roger Kenny Photgraphy via Facebook

The résumé for Irish actor Brendan Morrissey (left) says he’s playing the Freys’ Lord in Season 7 — while the agency for countryman Rory Dignam (right) says that actor been cast in an unspecified supporting role.

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The résumé for Irish actor Brendan Morrissey (left) says he’s playing the Freys’ Lord in Season 7 — while the agency for countryman Rory Dignam (right) says that actor been cast in an unspecified supporting role.

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The fourth episode will have a major ambush

The fourth episode will have a major ambush Credit: HBO

The cast and crew are filming a scene in which Daenerys Targaryen’s Dothraki horde takes the Lannister army by surprise, per Watchers on the Wall, which adds that “the battle alone may comprise somewhere between a quarter and a third of the fourth episode.”

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The fourth episode will have a major ambush

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The cast and crew are filming a scene in which Daenerys Targaryen’s Dothraki horde takes the Lannister army by surprise, per Watchers on the Wall, which adds that “the battle alone may comprise somewhere between a quarter and a third of the fourth episode.”

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Arya and Sansa won’t get along

Arya and Sansa won’t get along Credit: HBO

The surviving Stark children will reunite, but the sibling camaraderie will be short-lived, according to Watchers on the Wall.

As Arya’s stringent moral code clashes with Sansa’s pragmatism, Littlefinger will “jump at the chance to take advantage” of the sisterly rift.

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Arya and Sansa won’t get along

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The surviving Stark children will reunite, but the sibling camaraderie will be short-lived, according to Watchers on the Wall.

As Arya’s stringent moral code clashes with Sansa’s pragmatism, Littlefinger will “jump at the chance to take advantage” of the sisterly rift.

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Missandei and Grey Worm could hook up

Missandei and Grey Worm could hook up Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

“Grey Worm won't merely be fighting next year,” Watchers on the Wall reports. “Grey Worm and Missandei’s relationship will go much further than in previous seasons. In fact, there is a sex scene in the works!” Hey, eunuchs can have their fun, too.

Missandei and Grey Worm could hook up

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“Grey Worm won't merely be fighting next year,” Watchers on the Wall reports. “Grey Worm and Missandei’s relationship will go much further than in previous seasons. In fact, there is a sex scene in the works!” Hey, eunuchs can have their fun, too.

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We could see the biggest battle yet

We could see the biggest battle yet Credit: Courtesy of HBO

Watchers on the Wall makes us think a rumored Tyrell vs. Lannister clash could make the award-winning Battle of the Bastards look like a tussle in the sandbox.

Apparently producers have brought in 100 horses and 500 extras — the humans of whom are expected to be on set for a solid month and to receive military training.

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We could see the biggest battle yet

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Watchers on the Wall makes us think a rumored Tyrell vs. Lannister clash could make the award-winning Battle of the Bastards look like a tussle in the sandbox.

Apparently producers have brought in 100 horses and 500 extras — the humans of whom are expected to be on set for a solid month and to receive military training.

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We’re headed for two as-yet-unseen places

We’re headed for two as-yet-unseen places Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

New spoilers from Watchers on the Wall says we’ll not only see but spend significant time in the seats of two major houses — Casterly Rock, the ancestral stronghold of the Lannisters, and Highgarden, the ancestral stronghold of the Tyrells.

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We’re headed for two as-yet-unseen places

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New spoilers from Watchers on the Wall says we’ll not only see but spend significant time in the seats of two major houses — Casterly Rock, the ancestral stronghold of the Lannisters, and Highgarden, the ancestral stronghold of the Tyrells.

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Cleganebowl may finally happen

Cleganebowl may finally happen Credit: HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Actors Rory McCann and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson are both in Seville, where Season 7, is filming. That means we could finally see the long-rumored deathmatch between brothers Sandor “the Hound” Clegane and Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane.

Cleganebowl may finally happen

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Actors Rory McCann and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson are both in Seville, where Season 7, is filming. That means we could finally see the long-rumored deathmatch between brothers Sandor “the Hound” Clegane and Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane.

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The Iron Bank of Braavos comes for Cersei

The Iron Bank of Braavos comes for Cersei Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

“A Lannister always pays his debts”? Maybe, maybe not… but the other popular saying in the Known World is “the Iron Bank will have its due.”

And now, Watchers on the Wall reports, representatives from the Braavos bank (led by Tycho Nestoris) will arrive in King’s Landing to recoup its loan to the Lannisters, and “Cersei’s way of dealing with the debt will have substantial ramifications in the story.” Translation: She’s probably not paying up.

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The Iron Bank of Braavos comes for Cersei

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“A Lannister always pays his debts”? Maybe, maybe not… but the other popular saying in the Known World is “the Iron Bank will have its due.”

And now, Watchers on the Wall reports, representatives from the Braavos bank (led by Tycho Nestoris) will arrive in King’s Landing to recoup its loan to the Lannisters, and “Cersei’s way of dealing with the debt will have substantial ramifications in the story.” Translation: She’s probably not paying up.

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Dany and Varys are getting heated

Dany and Varys are getting heated Credit: HBO

These paparazzi photos show Emilia Clarke and Conleth Hill filming a climactic scene in which Dany and Varys are shouting and flailing their arms. Any guesses why? (No, really, we want to know.)

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Dany and Varys are getting heated

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These paparazzi photos show Emilia Clarke and Conleth Hill filming a climactic scene in which Dany and Varys are shouting and flailing their arms. Any guesses why? (No, really, we want to know.)

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Jon and Dany are finally united

Jon and Dany are finally united

We told you there’d be spoilers! For the first time on the show, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are in the same place at the same time, and they are seemingly allied, as you can see in this photo. (Plus, we know now that she’s his aunt!)

Jon and Dany are finally united

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We told you there’d be spoilers! For the first time on the show, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are in the same place at the same time, and they are seemingly allied, as you can see in this photo. (Plus, we know now that she’s his aunt!)

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Jon and Tyrion are meeting

Jon and Tyrion are meeting Credit: HBO

Paparazzi shots published on TMZ show a scene in which Jon shakes hands (and probably forms an alliance) with Tyrion Lannister, the first time they’ve shared the screen since Season 1.

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Jon and Tyrion are meeting

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Paparazzi shots published on TMZ show a scene in which Jon shakes hands (and probably forms an alliance) with Tyrion Lannister, the first time they’ve shared the screen since Season 1.

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Jon and Davos are heading south

Jon and Davos are heading south Credit: HBO

The cast and crew have been filming at the Spanish islet of Gaztelugatxe, where stealthy photographers snapped pics of a walk-and-talk scene between Jon and Davos — with Dothraki guards looking on, no less! So we know the two characters have made it to warmer climates.

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Jon and Davos are heading south

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The cast and crew have been filming at the Spanish islet of Gaztelugatxe, where stealthy photographers snapped pics of a walk-and-talk scene between Jon and Davos — with Dothraki guards looking on, no less! So we know the two characters have made it to warmer climates.

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Dany may meet with Brienne and Davos

Dany may meet with Brienne and Davos Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Watchers on the Wall reports the Season 7 scenes taking place at the Dragonpit include one in which Daenerys is “speaking with Davos Seaworth and Brienne of Tarth.”

Dany may meet with Brienne and Davos

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Watchers on the Wall reports the Season 7 scenes taking place at the Dragonpit include one in which Daenerys is “speaking with Davos Seaworth and Brienne of Tarth.”

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Jon may meet with Theon

Jon may meet with Theon Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO © 2015 Home Box Office

Meanwhile, Los Siete Reinos claims Jon Snow will finally reunite with Theon Greyjoy for the first time since Season 1, when we saw their life together as two young men raised by the Starks. (Jon says, “Hey man, let’s talk about that murderous rampage of yours in Season 2.”)

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Jon may meet with Theon

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Meanwhile, Los Siete Reinos claims Jon Snow will finally reunite with Theon Greyjoy for the first time since Season 1, when we saw their life together as two young men raised by the Starks. (Jon says, “Hey man, let’s talk about that murderous rampage of yours in Season 2.”)

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Season 7 will be shorter

Season 7 will be shorter Credit: HBO

The Game of Thrones showrunners confirmed Seasons 7 and 8 will comprise only 13 episodes total, whereas each season so far has lasted 10 episodes.

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Season 7 will be shorter

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The Game of Thrones showrunners confirmed Seasons 7 and 8 will comprise only 13 episodes total, whereas each season so far has lasted 10 episodes.

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We’ll see a lot of new characters

We’ll see a lot of new characters Credit: HBO

Leaked casting notices revealed new roles the producers wanted to fill — including a respected priest, a fierce warrior, a charismatic guard, and a nude “lovely lady."

We’ll see a lot of new characters

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Leaked casting notices revealed new roles the producers wanted to fill — including a respected priest, a fierce warrior, a charismatic guard, and a nude “lovely lady."

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Angela Lansbury is not joining the cast

Angela Lansbury is not joining the cast Credit: HBO

Just as we suspected, the rampant rumors of Angela Lansbury taking a two-episode role in Season 7 are just idle gossip… and more’s the pity!

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Angela Lansbury is not joining the cast

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Just as we suspected, the rampant rumors of Angela Lansbury taking a two-episode role in Season 7 are just idle gossip… and more’s the pity!

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Dany will arrive in King’s Landing

Dany will arrive in King’s Landing Credit: HBO

According to another spoiler, Dany won’t just make it to King’s Landing, she’ll take us to a part of the city we’ve never seen: the Dragonpit.

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Dany will arrive in King’s Landing

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According to another spoiler, Dany won’t just make it to King’s Landing, she’ll take us to a part of the city we’ve never seen: the Dragonpit.

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Main characters will die

Main characters will die Credit: HBO

When talking about the the show ending, Sophie Turner told Variety, “We’ve got one more season… well, not all of us.”

Main characters will die

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When talking about the the show ending, Sophie Turner told Variety, “We’ve got one more season… well, not all of us.”

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Fan favorites have been spotted

Fan favorites have been spotted Credit: HBO

Fans spotted Iain Glen at the Belfast airport, meaning Jorah is probably back this season. Even better, Joe Dempsie’s arrival in Belfast is further proof Gendry is ending his three-season absence.

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Fan favorites have been spotted

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Fans spotted Iain Glen at the Belfast airport, meaning Jorah is probably back this season. Even better, Joe Dempsie’s arrival in Belfast is further proof Gendry is ending his three-season absence.

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The fans have a lot of theories

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The fans have a lot of theories

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Jon and Dany will marry to fatal results! Gendry will save the humans from the White Walkers! Jon will become a prophesied prince! Meera will tell Jon who his real parents are! And Littlefinger will take the Iron Throne!

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The stars have a lot of feelings

The stars have a lot of feelings Credit: HBO

Sophie Turner says she doesn’t know what she’ll do with her life once Thrones ends and says she cried reading the Season 7 scripts. Maisie Williams says “s—t gets real” in Season 7, but she’s “thrilled” the show is ending — for a very good reason.

The stars have a lot of feelings

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Sophie Turner says she doesn’t know what she’ll do with her life once Thrones ends and says she cried reading the Season 7 scripts. Maisie Williams says “s—t gets real” in Season 7, but she’s “thrilled” the show is ending — for a very good reason.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 is just days away, but we’ve been watching for every article, theory, tweet, and raven with any scoop about what lies in store when the penultimate season finally airs.

Click through the gallery above for all the intel. — just know spoilers lie herein!

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 on HBO.