With the ridiculously long wait for Game of Thrones season 7, we’re ready to jump on any news that might grace us. Since the filming of the upcoming season does not begin until late October, there isn’t much we know with the lack of books as well. However, the actors and writers at times become generous and let us know some tidbits about Game of Thrones season 7 as and when possible. Recently, during an interview with Deadline, Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed some interesting new secrets about season 7, and they’re all quite brain-churning.
They began with writing that the Night’s King is not the main villain on the show, he’s just the equivalent of death.
“We don’t think of the Night King as a villain as much as Death,” the pair write in the interview. “He is not someone who’s like Joffrey or Ramsay. He’s not really human anymore. Evil comes when you have a choice between that and good, and you choose the wrong way. The Night King doesn’t have a choice; he was created in that way, and that’s what he is. In some ways, he’s just Death, coming for everyone in the story, and for all of us.”
Since we’ve seen more darkness surround the show this season, what with new villains like Euron Greyjoy, and Cersei Lannister taking over the Iron Throne, there might be the rise of some interesting new antagonists. These might even include Sansa Stark if she decides to turn against Jon Snow after all. While we speculate, Benioff and Weiss dropped some more details.
Up next, they discussed how Cersei will be the focus in season 7 and how her reign might turn out to be based on what her mindset is right now.
“That’s what so much of next season is going to be about,” they write. “Finding out what Cersei’s mindset is, and who is she? Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, but the one thing that was redemptive about her was 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 about next season.”
They continued with revealing that the Wall does contain magic and that it is not just an ordinary physical structure.
“We don’t want to give away too much,” the pair writes. “There are the books, and the show, and it would be a disservice to both if we went into too much detail of, we’re going to use this or that. We’re not using that. What’s laid out in this season is, very clearly, The Wall isn’t just a physical structure that is keeping the army of the dead out. If it were, and if the wildlings managed to make it over, at least in theory someone like the Night King has so much more in the way of both power and troops who’ll do literally anything he says.”
While this is much information for us to speculate over and get our brains working for what will happen next on Game of Thrones, there is still an air of uncertainty around it, for the show and the writers are famous for misleading the fans, only to reveal something extraordinary in the end. It remains to be seen what really will happen as the fantasy drama nears its end.