The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” already has a release date – July 16 – and HBO, responsible for the series, has launched all its propaganda machinery to warm the arrival on the screen of his main work . Last weekend, screenwriters and directors Dan Weiss and David Benioff, accompanied by Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) gave a lecture at the Austin (Texas) Film Festival to explain the issues of ‘Game Of Thrones’ that are not yet a state secret. Both Benioff and Weiss are fans to hide everything that concerns their series but in their talk both doubted their ability to avoid spoilers before the season premiere.
The two producers advanced that the eighth season, which will close the saga, will have only six chapters. The seventh will have one more episode, something that was already known. In the imminent delivery, the most important sentence will be pronounced by Tyrion Lannister – they did not reveal what its content will be. Fans who were present at the meeting asked some of the issues that are most sacred to the most sectarian followers. For example: “Will the white walkers (the icy zombies on the other side of the Wall) ride a dragon?” Asked a follower. “Perhaps”, he obtained as the only enigmatic answer.
Another obsession for ‘Game of Thrones’ addicts is to know if the two most emblematic characters of the delivery, Jon Snow and the Khaleese, will meet. In this field, the scriptwriter extended a few seconds more. “It’s very obvious, so we should avoid it,” he said. The strangest response, however, was uttered by Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). “Why are you wearing blonde hair if you’re a redhead in the Sansa series?” A fan questioned. “She’s dead,” replied the actress, leaving the audience silent, in case she had heard a revelation or a joke.
Death turned into a spectacle, one of the keys of the series, was also one of the subjects for which the scriptwriters and the two actresses were questioned. When questioned about his favorite murder, Sansa Stark delighted in the death of Oberyn Martell – one of the most gore scenes in the series – while Arya Stark preferred the final ordeal of Visery Targaryen, scalded alive at the sight of his Sister Daenerys. For his part, Dan Weiss chose the crime that killed the life of Joffrey and David Benioff the execution of Ramsay Bolton. Probably the latter are the two most cathartic deaths in the whole plot. In them, the spectator suddenly contemplates how he has executed two of the creepiest evil of the surrender and the karma has been fulfilled.
Before this same subject the scriptwriters were interrogated on which personages they would like to resuscitate, something that is not impossible in the world of ‘Game of Thrones’. They both mentioned Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Tully, the Stark’s mother murdered in the Red Wedding, and Jack Gleeson, the actor who gives life to the spoiled tyrant Joffrey Baratheon. In the first case, his hypothetical reappearance in the next installment is one of the topics that fans go round and round waiting for the premiere.
However, one of the most special moments of the conference occurred when Sophie Turner was asked about the scene in which she is raped during the wedding night, one of the most controversial shots of the whole series and with which she questioned the Violence against women that permeates the whole saga. The actress confessed “proud” of that episode so controversial since, he said, it has served to become a fighter against sexual abuse.
The conference, on the other hand, served to present two of the businesses with which ‘Game of Thrones’ intends to continue making cash even if the series is over. The two actresses presented an ‘escape room’ – the fashion game in which several people trapped in a room must find the tracks that allow them to overcome the closure – based on the saga. And they also announced Napa Valley wines that have been bottled as a special edition for fans.