WATCH: First look at Game of Thrones in-production for series 7
We might have a long time to wait until Game of Thrones finally hits our screens in summer 2017, but the weekend’s panel at San Diego Comic Con has given us a little something to start getting excited over nevertheless.
A new video has been released showing the production team getting ready for series seven of the hit fantasy series, ahead of the start of filming later this year.
Building sets in a production as expansive as Game of Thrones is a heavy endeavour, as the video shows, hinting at new settings and details in a montage of painting, welding and carpentry alongside audio from series six.
One scene of note is the painting of Lannister funeral stones. Can we take this as a hint we’ll see the death of yet another Lannister? Cersei’s days look numbered after claiming the throne for herself, unaware that Queen Daenerys Targaryen is making her way across the narrow sea for an invasion alongside Cersei’s brother Tyrion.
Fittingly for a Cersei storyline, the Mountain’s armour is also displayed – creepily empty – as is the cell in which Cersei locked Septa Unella. The Mountain had precious little to do in series 6, but perhaps he will play a terrifying role more worthy of a zombified corpse in series seven.
Then there’s what looks like Sansa’s chair being made, but we have no idea why she would need one. Could the new Lady of Winterfell be requiring a new chair to sit beside her King, Jon Snow? Or will she leave Winterfell for elsewhere, perhaps in the clutches of the scheming Littlefinger?
Finally, there’s a frustrating glimpse of the cover of season 7’s confidential script, which does not offer an episode name. Tyrion rounds off the audio with the proclamation, “My queen, welcome home.”
Forget about winter, next summer cannot come sooner!