The new Game of Thrones season will be “much bigger in scale,” and this comes as no surprise. Kit Harington told The Huffington Post, “They spent an increasing amount of money on fewer episodes, so it’s going to be much bigger in scale, the CGI. They are trying new techniques, experimenting with new camera routine. I think we’re trying to break limits and push past limits in these final two seasons.”
Harington told Huffington Post that the new Game of Thrones season was more powerful than earlier ones, saying, “I think every actor did more action, had more action, had more scenes. They really focused it [on the main cast] because less [new] characters are coming in; they’re focusing in on the existing ones.” He also teased some new meetups that fans have been speculating on. “And there are lots of people who cross paths. And that’s something I think the audience has been waiting for for a long time.”
Just to round up the last season, Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her immense army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) is now Queen after the death of her children. The Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik in season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, tweeted this late last year:
“Just finished reading season 7, s**t gets REAL. I’d start preparing yourselves now… scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this… Holy BALLS.”
Season 7 of the hit HBO show will return to the cable network on July 16, 2017.