Sophie Turner Teases Why ‘You Should Be Pretty Afraid’ Of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7

In a few days’ time, HBO will finally unveil Game of Thrones Season 7 and Sophie Turner warns viewers to be terrified of winter and the looming perils that come with it. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress, who plays Sansa Stark, said that the characters will soon realize what the menacing Night King and his army of the undead can do.

“This season is all about the alive human beings coming together and sensing that there’s a greater threat here, and there he is. You should be pretty afraid.”

In Game of Thrones Season 7, it appears that loose story threads will finally come together. What will happen if Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally cross paths? Are they the hopes of Westeros in its all-out war with the White Walkers? Of course, there’s also Bran Stark who can use his uncanny skills to defeat the Walkers.

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John Bradley, who gives life to Samwell Tarly’s character, hints that Game of Thrones Season 7 will make lots of speculations a reality.

“All of the stuff that’s been spoken about and all of the stuff that’s been predicted, the scenes you have been debating — it’s going to become reality. It’s not anymore about debating and speculation. It’s about reality. This is the time where conversation ends, and decisive action has to be taken. The time for debating is over. All of the stakes have been ramped up, and it suddenly becomes very serious.”

While Game of Thrones Season 7 is the show’s penultimate season, the beloved franchise will certainly not close its curtain yet. The network reported last May that they could develop four more prequels which author George R.R. Martin branded as “successor shows.”

Martin will help create the prequels although showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have decided to step away from the project. HBO programming president Casey Bloys told THR that it’s “insane” for HBO “not to at least entertain the idea of a successor show.”

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Cast & crew of 'Game of Thrones', winners of Best Drama Series, pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. [Image by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

The concept is still in its early stages, but Bloys revealed that the prequels would have a completely new set of characters. They are thankful that the universe Martin created is “so vast” that the idea of the prequels running for multiple seasons does not seem far-fetched.

As for the final season of Game of Thrones, a 2019 release might be possible. The network doesn’t want to rush Benioff and Weiss because the last season is a “very ambitious” one. Bloys further said that Game of Thrones fans have “come to expect a really high level of writing, acting, and storytelling,” which can justify why HBO is giving the showrunners more time to craft the ending.

Game of Thrones Season 7’s first episode, “Dragonstone,” will air on July 17.

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