Two sleeps. That is all that remains between now and Game of Thrones Season 7 (even if you’re in the UK, you’re staying up for the first episode – right?!).
The anticipation for the new season is bigger than ever before, for a number of reasons. For starters, the always-painful wait between seasons – typically around 10 months – has been even more agonising this time, as Season 7 arrives over a year later. Then there’s the fact that we’re now entering the penultimate season of the show, with just 13 episodes left in total, and business is about to pick up in a major way.
While HBO have once again tried to give away as little as possible (and succeeded so long as you avoid alleged leaks), there are a number of major moments and scenes we’ve been teased, either in the trailers or using some more educated guesswork and extrapolation of what we already know.
Long missing characters are going to return, fan favourites will reunite or meet for the first time ever, the stakes are higher, and the action is going to be bigger than ever before (and that goes double for the dragons). Get hype.