We’ve still got quite a few painful months until Game of Thrones returns. In the meantime, all we can do is obsess over every tiny detail about the next installment. Luckily for you, we’ve actually gotten quite a lot of information from all the cast quotes, exciting set pictures, and even behind-the-scenes snaps. Wondering what’s in store when the new episodes hit? Let’s go over what we know.
1. Winter Will Descend on Westeros in Full Force
Kind of a no-brainer, but still well worth mentioning. By the end of the season six finale, Winter has arrived. This means things are about to get a lot chillier in each of the Seven Kingdoms.
2. The Night King Will Head Further South
Cocreator David Benioff put it plain and simple in a recent interview: the Night King is coming. “The Wall isn’t just a physical structure keeping the army of the dead out,” he said. “If the Wildlings managed to make it over, which they have, and the Night King has so much more in the way of both power and troops who’ll do literally anything he says . . . we’ll keep it at that for now.”
3. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen Will Join Forces
In another batch of set pictures, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen meet for the first time. This is especially crazy when you consider the fact that they’re actually related! Plus, if they make some sort of alliance, it would mean the Iron Islands, the Unsullied, the Dothraki, and the North have all come together to form one massive army. Throw in the Knights of Vail and the Wildlings too, since they both played such pivotal roles in the Battle of the Bastards! All we’re saying is, the Lannisters should be worried.
4. Theon Greyjoy Will Be in Grave Danger
Last year, an influx of telling set pictures showed Theon getting beat up. His assailant appears to be his Uncle Euron, which would have grave consequences in the context of the Iron Islands. But even if it’s not Euron, Theon could still be seriously injured, maybe even dead.
5. Arya Will Do a Lot More Murdering
Arya may have exacted her revenge on Walder Frey at the end of season six, but there are still a few names left on her kill list. Seeing as Walder officially put her back on track, we will absolutely see her attempts to kill more people in future episodes. It’s about to get real bloody up in here, folks.
6. Cersei Might Just Descend Into Madness
In the wake of that shocking season six finale, Cersei has officially lost all three of her children. Cocreator D.B. Weiss explained in a recent interview how this might affect Cersei going forward. “That’s what so much of next season is going to be about; finding out what Cersei’s mindset is. Who is she? While Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was that she genuinely loved her children. Now they’re all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out next season.” If you subscribe to the theory that Cersei will become the Mad Queen, it all lines up.
7. Jon Snow Will Likely Learn the Truth About His Parents
In season six, Bran discovered the truth about Jon Snow’s parents. Seeing as they’re both in the North, it’s reasonable to assume Bran will track Jon down and tell him the truth. And even if he doesn’t, there’s always the chance that Jon Snow will find out on his own. This could cause a huge ripple in the landscape, and it could lead to a shocking realization: that Jon Snow is destined to take the Iron Throne for himself.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones will begin sometime in the Summer.
Source: Pop Sugar