As eager as fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ are for the release of Season 7, the wait is long and episodes, unfortunately, not too many. The reason for the delay the GOT crew gave was that winter had finally arrived on the show and the shooting for the coming episodes would have to be postponed for the winter season. At the Comic Con which is taking place in San Diego, some of the actors made an appearance to talk about the upcoming episodes. However, they made sure not to spill out any spoilers. Nonetheless, the discussion was lengthy and many questions got answered.
When Sophie Turner was asked about Sansa Stark’s motive behind hiding Littlefinger’s secret from Jon Snow in the penultimate episode of Season 6, Sophie replied saying she herself wondered about the same thing.
She said: “That’s what I was wondering too. Sansa didn’t tell Jon because she wanted all the credit, and it was more dramatic moment when they showed up, and it made for really good television.”
The other question she was asked was who she thought would finally rein the Iron Throne as it was revealed that she doesn’t have much faith in her half brother, Jon Snow. Additionally, she would prefer herself and Jon ruling the North as king and queen, without having an awkward, intimate and incestuous kind of relationship that has appeared on the screens on ‘Game of Thrones’ in the past. Turner answered, “I don’t know about the Iron Throne. I think she believes it was probably more of a joint effort in terms of the Battle of the Bastards. She thinks they should both be king and queen of the North for sure. I’m not sure about the Iron Throne. I’m not sure she’s so keen on that anymore. I’m not sure she believes that Jon is capable of running Winterfell. I think she thinks he doesn’t have the intellect, the knowledge, the experience that she has, and I concur. She knows he has wonderful morals and those Stark morals that inevitably he’ll make the right decision — or the good decision — but whether it’s going to benefit anyone is another story.”
Speaking of Jon Snow, this year he and a few other lead characters were missing from the Comic Con Conference. Along with Kit Harington, the others who were absent were Lena Hadey (Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).
Apart from Sophie Turner, some others who sat the panel were Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Carice Anouk van Houten (Melisandre), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Liam Cunningham (Sir Davos), Conleth Hill (Varys), Isaac H. Wright (Brandon Stark) and Kristan Narin (Hodor), who received an overwhelming amount of cheers as he entered the stage.
The behind-the-scene trailer captures the on-going work on props, scripts and and sets for Season 7. There are also voiceovers of Cerci Lannister, Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. These voiceovers will leave all the GOT fans ecstatic. The trailer ends with Tyrion saying, “ Welcome home my queen.”
The show won 23 nominations at the Emmy Awards this year. One can only imagine the results of next year, with the growing GOT fan base.