Maisie Williams sure knows how to tease GoT fans.
The 19-year-old actress just finished reading the script for the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning show, and apparently, she couldn’t keep her excitement to herself. She voiced her reactions on Twitter, her tweets serving as fuel to the already burning curiosity of Game of Thrones fans around the world.
A series of frantic tweets followed right after she had finished reading the script for GoT Season 7. From her tweets Game of Thrones fans managed to get a hint about what they could expect from the upcoming season. Williams, however, did not reveal anything from the plot line.
If Maisie’s tweets are to be believed, then the fans really need to buckle up for what is probably set to be the most intense season of GoT so far.
Maisie Williams has been playing the role of Arya Stark on the TV adaptation of the high fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire. She started off as the adorable daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark on GoT Season 1. And she is one of the few lucky characters who have survived the brutal Game of Thrones universe. As of the finale of Season 6, she is now a highly skilled assassin on a quest for vengeance for her family.
In related news, another survivor of the series, a character who actually came back from the dead, Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, revealed earlier in an interview published on Monday that he had not received a script yet.
“It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t had any scripts, so this is all guess work for me. I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending.”
As the series closes towards an end, the upcoming season of GoT, it has been revealed by the producers of the show, will only consist of seven episodes unlike other seasons before it that had 10 episodes each. The eighth and final season, it has been revealed, will also feature only eight episodes.
Furthermore, to the dismay of all GoT lovers, last month it was confirmed that the seventh season will not premiere until the summer of 2017. The start of the season had been delayed since the shooting would require colder weather, now that the notorious winter has finally arrived on Westeros. HBO’s president of production, Casey Bloys, talked about this in a statement released earlier.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing.
“Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
GoT fans have been desperately waiting for the seventh season ever since the exciting season finale of the sixth season. The sixth season was the first season in the series that was not adapted from the books and was largely adapted from the notes of George R.R. Martin. Some would say that there was a certain enigma to it. The last episode of the season, the longest ever at 69 minutes, provided a spectacular conclusion to the story so far while setting up an exciting premise for Season 7.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will be the penultimate season of the series, so Maisie’s excitement over the script can be justified by that. With all that GoT fans have experienced in the show through the years, a very exciting penultimate season doesn’t seem at all like a far stretch.
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