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Winter is finally here. After the epic Season 6 finale, we're all going to be shivering North of the Wall over the next year until Game of Thrones finally returns with Season 7. In the meantime, welcome to the Citadel a.k.a. your one and only source for learning up on all things related to Game of Thrones Season 7. Keep scrolling for news, trailers, theories and more, and don't forget to check back for updates!

Sam arrives at the Citadel / Game of Thrones / HBO
Sam arrives at the Citadel / Game of Thrones / HBO

Game of Thrones Season 7 News, Rumors & Updates

Updated 09/28/2016:

The Game of Thrones cast are always on social media together, reassuring the rest of the world of what we've always suspected: that they're all totally cool to hang out with. It's nice to know that none of that's changed while they're filming Season 7. Yesterday, Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) snapped a selfie with little Bella Ramsay (Lyanna Mormont) that would melt a White Walker's heart:

The caption is full of compliments for the young actress, who's become the darling of the internet since first appearing on the show. But Hivju also managed to stick in a tiny tease about these two characters maybe meeting face-to-face in Season 7:

Can't tell you if our characters meet or not this season - but I can tell you this: you have SO much to look forward to in season 7! Hallelujaaaaa!

The Mother of Dragons also jumped on Instagram on Monday to add a brand new, behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Season 7. Emilia Clarke shared this selfie of her, Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei):

In case you couldn't make out the lengthy hashtag, it says: dont mess with peeps that be packin dragons yo, and just you wait for THIS one oh man.

We already know that they're filming an epic battle at sea for the next season, but does Clarke's caption indicate a victory for Daenerys and her crew? I mean, I certainly wouldn't mess with someone that has dragons...

Variety met up with Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau (a.k.a. Jaime Lannister) at the Emmys, and asked what we could expect from Season 7. Rather than be annoyingly vague (we're looking at you, Maisie Williams!), Coster-Waldeau actually gave us some important information! We know that Arya is heading back up North to reunite with her family, but apparently reunions are going to start becoming more and more commonplace next season:

"We started seeing it in Season 6; characters that met in the first episode of Season 1 are now meeting again and you’re going to see that start happening more."

Jon and Sansa Reunion / Game of Thrones / HBO
Jon and Sansa Reunion / Game of Thrones / HBO

Game of Thrones totally crushed it at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Bringing home 12 new awards, it brought its grand total of wins up to 38, making it the most awarded fictional series of all time. It beat the record previously held by Frasier's 37 awards, but still lags behind Saturday Night Live's staggering 50.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date

While we don't know the exact Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date just yet, we do know it's going to be sometime in Summer 2017. Creators Benioff and Weiss said that the delay was necessary in order to allow for wintry weather, even in their usual filming locations.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Theories

The best part about the long wait in between Game of Thrones seasons is that there's plenty of time for us to concoct the wildest, craziest, holy-sh*t-that-just-might-happen, next level Game of Thrones theories for Season 7.

Now we know that those of us that believed in R+L=J were right all along, but what's going to happen next? Are there any other secret bastards lurking around the Seven Kingdoms that we should now about? Could be...

Don't forget to consult this master list of nearly every major GoT theory proven or debunked since the beginning of the show.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

So far, we've only got one, teeny tiny vague little teaser trailer for the Game of Thrones Season 7. Check it out right now:

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Cast

Get to know the actors that bring Game of Thrones to life with this short video:

Done already? Move on to Get to Know the Actors Part II! :)

The main Game of Thrones Season 7 cast will, as usual, host all — well, most — of your favorite faces, including:

  • Jon Snow - Kit Harington
  • Daenerys Targaryen - Emilia Clarke
  • Tyrion Lannister - Peter Dinklage
  • Cersei Lannister - Lena Headey
  • Jaime Lannister - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Sansa Stark - Sophie Turner
  • Arya Stark - Maisie Williams
  • Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish - Aidan Gillen
  • Theon Greyjoy - Alphie Allen
  • Davos Seaworth - Liam Cunningham

In recent casting news, Oscar-winner and Harry Potter actor Jim Broadbent has just been added to the line-up for Game of Thrones Season 7 — and apparently his role is a big one. But just who will he be playing? And will he survive the Harry Potter Curse?

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Characters

And for those characters who've made to Season 7 of Game of Thrones, here's a recap of who they are and what they're about:

Jon Snow is the White Wolf, the King in the North! He spent his whole life believing that he was the bastard son of Ned Stark, but now, thanks to Bran, we know that he's actually the most-likely-legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Only, he doesn't know that yet.

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons. She's coming for you, Westeros. Watch out.

Tyrion Lannister is now officially Hand of the Queen to Daenerys, which is going to make things extra dramatic when he sails back to Westeros where his own sister — who wants his head on a spike — is currently occupying the Iron Throne.

Cersei Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. This kween has now probably killed more innocent people than anyone else, thanks to the epic wildfire explosion that indirectly landed her on the Iron Throne.

Jaime Lannister, Captain of Cersei's Queensguard, and her twin brother/lover. Throughout the six seasons of GoT, the Kingslayer has actually revealed himself to be not such a bad guy after all. But we'll see what happens when he finally confronts Cersei about her ascension to the Iron Throne.

Sansa Stark, Lady of Winterfell and Wardeness of the North, Sansa has proved herself to be a total game player after she completely saved Jon's ass during the Battle of the Bastards. But tensions are likely to be brewing as her half-brother has just become King in the North, and Littlefinger told her he wants her to be his queen. *Shudder*

Arya flings food at Sansa / Game of Thrones  / HBO
Arya flings food at Sansa / Game of Thrones / HBO

Arya Stark has been a fan favorite since day one. Her time in Braavos studying to become Faceless came to a swift end when she sliced up the Waif, stole a bunch of faces and headed back to Westeros. Now she's gotten vengeance on the repulsive Walder Frey and his sons, and is heading back to Winterfell (probably?) to be reunited with her brother and sister.

Bran Stark has been busy studying warging and greensight with the Three-Eyed Raven North of the Wall, but now that nearly all of his companions have died and he's acquired knowledge that could send the Seven Kingdoms up in wildfire (again), what's his next move going to be in Season 7?

Theon Greyjoy seemed like he could never recover after Ramsay's cruelty turned him into the sad, pathetic creature known as Reek. But slowly, he's been regaining his humanity, and is turning out to be a slightly more honorable person than he ever was before. He's currently at his sister Yara's side as they sail with Daenerys for Westeros.

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, the master manipulator of Westeros finally admitted that he's after the Iron Throne. While his claim is a pretty weak one, he's so crafty that he just might be able to weasel his way into more power than is good for anybody.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Review & Recap

It's a little too early for Game of Thrones Season 7 reviews and recaps! However, while we wait, why don't you catch up on 7 Things You Might Have Missed from the Season 6 Finale, OR you can re-watch every death from Season 6 in under three minutes. Enjoy! ;)

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Preview & Promos

Once Game of Thrones Season 7 is underway, check back here every week for previews and promos for each upcoming episode.

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Spoilers

SPOILER WARNING: This section will contain links to the juiciest articles about all the latest Game of Thrones spoilers for Season 7. But don't worry. We know not everyone is on this page for the spoilers, so we won't give anything away right here.

Updated 09/14/2016: A character we haven't seen in a while has been spotted heading for the Game of Thrones set in Belfast!

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Spin-Off

With only Season 7 and Season 8 remaining, could a Game of Thrones spin-off be in the works? There's no official answer yet, but it seems highly likely. There have already been plenty of whisperings about a GoT movie, and many, many, many ideas thrown around for new series. From the potentially legit ideas like Robert's Rebellion or the Children of the Forest, to the hilariously ridiculous like Livin' It Up With The Lannisters and Baywalkers.

Where To Watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 Online

Game of Thrones Season 7 won't be available to watch online for a while, but why don't you re-watch some of the old GoT seasons while we wait?


  • $14.99 per month
  • Stream the latest content as soon as it's released on HBO
  • Does not require an HBO cable subscription
  • Works with desktop or mobile devices


  • Included with price of HBO premium cable subscription
  • Stream the latest content as soon as it's released on HBO
  • Works with desktop or mobile devices
  • Only available in the US


  • $3.99 per episode or $38.99 per season
  • All of Season 6 available now
  • Some featurettes available for free

Google Play

  • $2.99 per episode or $25.99 per season
  • Seasons 1 – 5 available now
  • Preorder Season 6

Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episodes

Check back here for Game of Thrones episode titles for Season 7 as soon as we know them!

Game Of Thrones Merchandise

Here's your one stop shop for the best Game of Thrones merchandise this side of the Wall.

What better way to show your House loyalty, even during the off-season, than with some Westorosi swag?

Game Of Thrones Books

George R.R. Martin is the real hero of Game of Thrones. His A Song of Ice and Fire books series provided the foundation on which Benioff and Weiss created the hit show, and for that, we are ever grateful.

By Season 5, the show has already over taken the books in terms of content, but since Martin is somewhat involved in the show, who's to say that we won't see them more or less line up again in the future?

Martin has currently published five novels in the Song of Ice and Fire series, with two more on the way.


  • A Game of Thrones (1996)
  • A Clash of Kings (1998)
  • A Storm of Swords (2000)
  • A Feast for Crows (2005)
  • A Dance with Dragons (2011)


  • The Winds of Winter
  • A Dream of Spring (Formerly A Time for Wolves)


  • The Hedge Knight (1998)
  • The Sworn Sword (2003)
  • The Mystery Knight (2010)

What are your predictions for Game of Thrones Season 7?