Brace yourself as the countdown for Game Of Thrones season 7 has already begun. But this time the storytelling won't be the same as in previous seasons as the show's cast and crew have teased a fast-paced season with each episode appearing like an entire season.
Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the HBO magnum opus, told Entertainment Weekly: "This season is really different than any other season because it's accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you're used to seeing on Thrones ... it's so different than what everybody is used to. It's quite exciting."
GoT season 6 set the stage for a great war in the Seven Kingdoms as Daenerys and her dragons are sailing towards Westeros to reclaim the iron throne that once belonged to House Targaryen. However, it appears the war for the throne will be overshadowed by the war between fire an ice — the White Walkers and the fire spewing dragons.
As of now, all the teasers and promotional pictures have undermined the war that is about to take place between the evil queen Cersei and the mother of the Dragons. Winter has arrived in the realm and if prophecies are to be believed, this will be the longest and darkest winter that may help the Night's King to break the gigantic and magical Wall and barge into human territories starting from the Northern realm Winterfell.
The King of the North Jon Snow has long sensed the looming danger and the previously leaked set images hint that he will travel across the south to seek help from the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea.
A plot leak has previously claimed that upon learning about the dangers of the undeads, Dany will send her dragons to help Jon tackle the icy threat.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Cersei's twin Jamie Lannister, told the publication that he was shocked to read the script as none of the actors are used to such fast-paced storytelling. "I'm like, 'Already? Now?! What?!'" he said. "I feel like I'd been lulled into a different pace. Everything happened quicker than I'm used to ... a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode."
While everyone was assuming a war among the realms, it is now confirmed that the show is preparing for a battle between humans and the supernaturals. The show's creator David Benioff believes that the last six seasons have set the goal for the series and the remaining characters will play a significant role in the upcoming episodes.
"For a long time we've been talking about 'the wars to come," he told EW. "Well, that war is pretty much here. So it's really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we're rushing it — you still want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters that are now left are all important characters. Even the ones who might have started out as relatively minor characters have become significant in their own right."