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Game of Thrones panel at SXSW reveals bits about Season 7 and Season 8!

Game of Thrones had a good run with Season 6, and Season 7 with its delayed schedule, finished filming by the end of February. Season 7 is the first season of the show which had its filming continue into the same years as that of the premiere, which was recently announced to be on July 16th. For now, the stars and showrunners seem to be having a bit of free time on their hands, and as we had previously reported, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, were on the Game of Thrones panel the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), accompanied by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and the panel gave some much awaited details about Season 7, and Season 8 of the show. Read on!

Maisie and Sophie played the moderators for the SXSW Game of Thrones panel, but answered a fair amount of questions themselves. The questions which were actually written by Dan Weiss, and it seems like the showrunners wanted to give us a few bits to make up for the delay in season premiere, this time.

Starting off, we got the confirmation that Season 8 will only have six episodes, which actually hurts, because it feels like Season 7 and 8 will be just one season, considering how we are getting 13 episodes instead of 20. It was also revealed that Season 8 will have four writers, with Dave Hill writing the first episode, Bryan Cogman writing the second one, and Benioff and Weiss writing the other 4.

Talking about Season 7, they revealed that Tyrion Lannister will have the best line in the season, and that the season had three visual effect teams working on it at the same time. It seems like the visuals are going to be mind-blowing, and even more so than usual, this time. Benioff was asked if a dragon could be controlled by a White Walker, to which, he said :“Maybe.” That legitimately scares us.

The showrunners skipped the question where they were asked if Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow would meet, because it would be too much of a spoiler. They also complimented Maisie and Sophie, saying that they were proud of the two having grown up so well in the spotlight. However, when faced with the tough choice of calling their favorite between the two, they chose Maisie :

Sophie said that she was proud of filming the wedding night scene with Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), which has led to discussions about rape, which she has previously written about. Maisie said that her proudest moment was moderating the panel. David and Dan said that the scene showing Theon, Jon, and Robb shaving  was “the worst scene we’ve ever written.”

Various other details were also revealed. David and Dan revealed that Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean were the first actors who were cast for the show, and that Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), was the hardest death for them, in terms of killing of a character. They also said that they loved working with Noah Taylor (Locke), so much that they delayed his death to Season 4, from Season 3. Talking about actors and characters they wish they could bring back, they picked Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon.)

Talking about the on-set fun, David and Dan recounted a prank they played on Kit Harington, where they wrote a scene in which Jon Snow would have to get his face burned while trying to rescue Lord Commander Mormont from a wight, telling Kit that it was because he looked too “Disney.” The pair ultimately gave up on the prank when they couldn’t do it anymore without laughing.

The showrunners also said that they don’t want to be involved with a Thrones prequel or sequel series, and that they would rather see some “new blood” take on the project. They also said that they would like to continue writing together otherwise.

Mohpie were as adorable as ever. When the question came up about Sophie having blonde hair, rather than the usual red which Sansa carries, Maisie said, “She’s dead.” We are not sure how seriously we should take that. The duo also surprised fans at the Game of Thrones themed Escape Room at SXSW :

Looks like Game of Thrones really stole the show at SXSW this year! What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, below!






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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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