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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 #GameOfThrones 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!

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 News, Rumors & Updates


Updated 01/16/2017

Iain McGlen Teases Possibility Of Even More 'Game Of Thrones' Episodes

Jorah Mormont 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Jorah Mormont 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

By this point in the Long Winter, everyone knows that we have only two seasons left of Game of Thrones, and that those seasons will be just seven and six episodes long. However in a recent interview with Radio Times, Iain McGlen (Jorah Mormont) insinuates that that's not necessarily set in stone:

"They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. There are fifteen more hours left in 'Thrones' as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know."

A few extra episodes of Thrones sometimes in 2018 might just make all this waiting worth it! But whether they decide to stick with the season plan as it stands, or expand it, McGlen promises that Benioff and Weiss are taking their sweet time to pack in plenty of incredible content:

"I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to ten."

'Game Of Thrones' Receives 3 Nominations For The 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Tyrion Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
Tyrion Lannister 'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

The Screen Actors Guild has honored Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) with a nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. This is his fourth nomination in a row and fifth overall (his first nomination was in 2004 for The Station Agent) in that category, which he has yet to win.

SAG also nominated the entire cast of Thrones in the category of Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series, as well as a first time nomination in the category of Stunt Ensemble — a much deserved addition after "The Battle of the Bastards."

'Game Of Thrones' Receives 2 Nominations For 2017 Golden Globes

The nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards have just been announced, and Game of Thrones has picked up two nominations. First up, the talented Lena Headey (Cersei) has earned her first nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Game of Thrones has also received its fourth nomination, and third in a row, for Best Television Series - Drama. Thus far, Thrones has never won in that category, but if this year's Emmys were any indication, maybe this could be the year!

Peter Vaughan Dies At The Age Of 93

Maester Aemon / Game of Thrones / HBO
Maester Aemon / Game of Thrones / HBO

Peter Vaughan, the actor that played Maester Aemon Targaryen, has passed away at the age of 93.

Here's Our First Sneak Peek At Season 7 Footage!

Game of Thrones Season 7 Footage / HBO
Game of Thrones Season 7 Footage / HBO

If you haven't been watching HBO's latest breakout hit, #Westworld, then you might have missed this sneak peek at the very first footage revealed from Game of Thrones Season 7. The three frustratingly short clips shown above were included as part of a longer commercial for shows coming to HBO in 2017, and it aired during Westworld. It wasn't available online — until now.

Brief as this snippet may be, there's still plenty material here to start making predictions for Season 7. Check out our theories now.

2016 Emmy Awards

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. 'Battle Of The Bastards' Equals An Emmy Award Record: Is The 'Game Of Thrones' Epic The Best Episode In TV History?


'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

Check out the latest, wildest theory about who's going to fulfill that prophecy about the three-headed dragon...

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?

Need a little refresher? Here's the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale in under 60 seconds.

'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.

'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Spin-Off

According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler:

"It certainly has not escaped [HBO president of programming] Casey [Bloys] and myself that there might be some brand extension [for GOT] that would be exciting. It certainly has not escaped the producers."

Where To Watch 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Online

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

HBO Now

  • $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

HBO Go

  • 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

iTunes

  • $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.

'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.

Published:

  • 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)

Planned:

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

Prequels:

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

What are your predictions for Game of Thrones Season 7?