Good news for Game of Thrones fans everywhere (which is a lot of you), the Season 7 premiere date may have leaked online, putting everyone in an absolute frenzy. If the article is correct, the hit HBO series will finally return to TV and streaming June 25 , but that’s still too long to wait for those expecting the usual spring premier.
Season 6 of GoT was arguably the best season of the hit series to date. The biggest event that occurred was the return of fan favorite Jon Snow when he was resurrected from the dead by Melisandre. This didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as fans of the show expected it at some point but probably not so soon. We also saw Arya Stark continue her training with the Faceless Men as she regained her eyesight that she lost in the final episode of Season 5, and Daenerys Targaryen was reunited with her dragons before she set sail for Westeros.
It’s safe to say that one of the most epic moments of Season 6 was episode 9, The Battle of the Bastards. It was where Jon Snow battled Ramsay Bolton in order to take control of Winterfell. The episode alone cost more than $10 million to make and took over 25 days to shoot. That episode helped set up what is expected to be an absolutely wild seventh season of the series.
There have been lots of predictions floating around on the internet about what we can expect for the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. One of the biggest rumors is that the Wall will fall and it will most likely be Bran Stark’s fault. This rumor was hinted at during last season and many were surprised that it didn’t actually come down. That makes it all the more likely that it will come tumbling down this time around.
As fans of the show know, the magic of the Wall can be broken by the mark of the Night’s King, and Bran was marked by the Night King during the last season. If Bran attempts to pass through the wall, which I would imagine everyone expects to happen, there’s a very real possibility that he brings it down, which would allow the dreaded White Walkers to be able to travel to Westeros and raise hell for everyone.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Game of Thrones on the world of pop culture. With 38 awards GoT has more Primetime Emmys than any other primetime scripted series ever. The show almost single-handedly legitimized fantasy for the mainstream audience and became a popular comparison for anything involving conflict and betrayal. Game of Thrones has become so big, in fact, that it has even been adapted for its own licensed slot reel in an epic game that includes the powerful houses of the Seven Kingdoms for a title where you win or you die. While it’s a simple adaptation of popular casino games, it’s clearly built to capitalize on the incredibly large audience of the show. It’s hard to believe that a show about knights and dragons is one of the biggest series of all time and as we near the end it’s only going to get bigger.
June is a long time to wait and there are plenty more rumors that are sure to crop up in the meantime, but while June definitely can’t come soon enough, at least it’s still faster than George R.R. Martin will give us a new book.