Ok, so we are obsessed now that HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 6 ended and we have nothing to do until next year. While we spend our time now binge watching Netflix, the hype is still on about our favorite show based on George R R Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire. The Sept of Bailor on Visenya’s Hill may have been blown to smithereens by Queen Cercei Lannister, but we already have our bets, debates and speculations on what’s yet to come. And Watchers on the Wall are keeping the embers burning, so to speak.
In an interview, the Bastard of Winterfell, Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington had a few things to say about his character. Last season, the Battle of the Bastards was one of the highlights, with an all-out war between Ramsey Bolton and Jon Snow. Saved at last by the banner of Stars and Falcons, it wasn’t that easy at first for the former Lord Commander of the Wall, who couldn’t save baby brother Rickon in time. It seems that the climax of the battle, when Jon and company are being herded by the Bolton army, was actually a happenstance of a conversation between Harington and director, Miguel Sapochnik.
“That piece came about with me and director Miguel Sapochnik having a conversation. Everything had backed up a bit and we were running out of time to shoot what we had intended. Miguel and I talked about what my greatest fears are. And as it happens, one of my greatest fears is a human crush – those horrible stories you hear about stadiums where people literally suffocate to death because they can’t get out of other people panicking. I thought if we could do that in this sequence, that could be really terrifying for the viewer”. – Kit Harington in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
He continues: “It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t had any scripts, so this is all guess work for me. I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there’s any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better. I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that’s going to be exciting to see. I don’t know what it means. I think with the whole “winter is finally here” business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time.”
But this comes from the same guy who had said that Jon is dead when lo and behold, the red woman, Melisandre brought him right back to life.
One excited cast member who clearly isn’t hiding the fact that she’s read the script for Season 7 is Arya Stark, aka, Maisie Williams. She updated her Twitter with a series of tweets and you can say that she had emotions that resembled a mix of shock and excitement.