The Game of Thrones season 6 finale ended on a high note confirming major fan theories and prophecies. Executive producers David Benioff and D B Weiss have finally opened up about the episode and the future prospects of characters in season 7.
Cersei Lannister was on fire in Winds of Winter and once again delivered a strong message to her enemies. She proved her wicked capacity for self-preservation by ferociously wiping off most of her haters in Kings Landing with one single move. But she had to pay the most difficult price for her wicked moves — her last remaining child Tommen commits suicide in the aftermath of the wildfire explosion that killed his wife Margaery. During an interview with Deadline, Weiss teases an evil queen on the Iron Throne ahead in season 7.
"While Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person, the one thing that was redemptive about her was, she genuinely loved her children. Now they're all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you'll find out next season. That's so much of what is to come that I'll just give it away if I start delving into it now," he told the website.
From a bastard son to a newly-proclaimed royal, Jon Snow is the King of the North and has many more feats to achieve in the next two seasons of the HBO fantasy series. But let's not forget, his success is a result of the smart move by his half-sister Sansa. After all, she was the one who brought Lord Petyr Baelish and the Knights of the Vale as battle reinforcements to saved day for the former Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But it seems, power will be a major issue between the siblings after Jon's coronation.
In a behind-the-scene video released by HBO, Benioff teases a "hint of conflict" between Jon and Sansa, and potential danger for the new Lord of Winterfell. "In some ways, the evocation of the first one is meant to be a bit worrisome because it was a very triumphant moment when Robb was named King of the North, but it didn't go so well for the previous King of the North, so we have to be a little bit worried for Jon."
The finale has set the stage for a grand battle in the Seven Kingdoms but that is not the only war Jon will fight. As Ser Davos says, "Let's not forget, the dead are coming". Benioff too thinks the White Walker story arc will be one to watch out for.
"Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game. The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched it to HBO is, it's not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it's trying to figure out new story lines."
HBO is yet to declare the premiere month and date for GoT season 7.