HBO recently announced the release date for the new “Game of Thrones” episodes: July 16. Metro rounds up what we know so far about the penultimate season of the award-winning series inspired by George R.R. Martin’s books.
There will be nine new characters, including a general, a father, a warrior, two guards and a merchant. So far only Jim Broadbent, who will star as Master of the City of Oldtown, and singer Ed Sheeran have been confirmed.
Characters come back
Joe Dempsie will return with his character Gendry. Apparently, he still intends to get the Iron Throne. David Bradley, according to information provided by his agents, will also be featured with his character Walder Frey.
Ice and flames
A live video unveiled on March 9, which shows a block of ice being melted by flames, announced the premiere date for Season 7. It was a metaphor for the inevitable collision between the living and the white walkers.