Ten things to know about the seventh season

Art 15 July, 2017
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    Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:00

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    The cult series Game of Thrones is coming to its end. The seventh season, which will be launched tomorrow at 21 pm on the airwaves of HBO (and the August 14, to Super Screen) is the before-last of this saga. The main characters have survived to the sixth season and all the elements in place to converge to a confrontation spectacular, rich in surprises and that may be very bloody. Here are 10 things to watch for this new season.


    Seven episodes

    Unlike the first six years of the series, this new season will consist of seven and not 10 episodes. The fans won’t lose at the currency exchange. The last two episodes of this seventh season will be the longest in the history of this saga. It even suggests that the final will last 90 minutes.

    A winter that does not happen

    The shooting has been delayed due to weather conditions that were not conducive to those that you would end up with a winter finally arrived. The shooting took place in the north of Ireland, in Spain, in Iceland and in the studios at Titanic Belfast.

    Good pay

    All the main actors, which have survived to the sixth season, are back. The information state that Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cercei Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) have managed to negotiate salary increases to enable them to enrich two million dollars per episode.


    After attendance, in the form of ” caméos “, bands Sigur Ros, Mastodon, Of Monsters and Men, the drummer, Will Champion (Coldplay), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), the tradition continues with Ed Sheeran, the training Bastille and guitarist-vocalist Brent Hinds, the quartet metal Mastodon, for which there will be a second participation. The champion of mixed martial arts irish Conor McGregor will be also of this seventh season.

    The brother of Sam

    Game of Thrones is the scene of several deaths, painful for the fans over the episodes and seasons. The actor Freddie Stroma, who personified the brother of the sympathetic Samwell ” Sam ” Tarly will be replaced by Tom Hopper. Freddy Stroma is too busy with his main role in the series Time After Time.

    In French

    Launched tomorrow on the airwaves of the specialty channel HBO in the original version, the French version of the seventh season of the iron Throne will be presented from August 14 to 22 h, Super Screen. The episodes will also be available online and on-demand services.

    Different books

    Adaptation of the saga The iron Throne of George R. R. Martin, whose two volumes remain to be published, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the creators of the tv series, allowed themselves a few liberties for the seventh season. It will consist, as for the sixth season of original content and items that will be in the next two books of the saga that is intituleront The Winds of winter and A Dream of Spring.

    Three episode titles

    Few details have been revealed about this before-last season, except for a few trailers put online in the last few months. All that is known is that the first three episodes intituleront Dragonstone, Stormborn and The Queen’s Justice.

    The Quebec honour

    For a fourth consecutive season, the quebec-based company Rodeo FX has worked on the visual effects of Game of Thrones. Impossible to learn more, because of confidentiality agreements, Matthew Reel, VFX supervisor, reveals, however, that the work done has been intense as ever. “We expected it, but what we have done for the seventh season was more important than everything we had done up to now for this series. It is epic and it is more, more and more, ” he said. A hundred people working, since the month of November, on this seventh season. And the work, which is not completed, is still ongoing.

    A mourning approach

    Fans of the cult series know. Game of Thrones in between, with this seventh season, in the last right. The saga will conclude with an eighth and final season of six episodes. A series derived could see the light of day. Screenwriters have been hired by HBO to work on potential projects.