San Diego Comic-Con is in full-swing, and on Friday afternoon, the “Game of Thrones” cast was at a panel to talk all about season six, from Jon Snow and Sansa Stark’s relationship to who will rule the Iron Throne at the end of the series.
But even though there weren’t many hints about the characters’ fates next season, HBO did release an “in-production tease” that showed some of the upcoming locations, sets, and props from season seven.
First off, prepare yourself for a lot of Lannister paraphenalia. We got a close-up look of the shoulder of one of Cersei’s dresses with a lion — the animal of House Lannister — emblazoned with gems as well as a few Lannister banners. Cersei’s new reign as Queen of Westeros will be a major plot point in season seven.
There was also an ominous shot of the funeral stones painted to look like eyes that decorate the faces of the dead. It’s a part of the funeral ceremony to pay homage to someone who’s recently died, both by the followers of the Old Gods and the Faith of the Seven.
We’ve previously seen characters such as Myrcella “Baratheon” Lannister, her brother King Joffrey, and Tywin Lannister sporting these macabre tokens at their funerals. Are these for the victims of the wildfire explosion at the end of season six, or perhaps for someone else?
We also had a beautiful shot of the Iron Throne and throne room while Qyburn’s voice proclaims Cersei Queen of Westeros in the background.
It looks almost as dismal as this shot from Daenerys Targaryen’s visions from season two.
There were also hints that we’ll see more of the Mountain with Septa Unella as well as some shots of the Stark’s home of Winterfell.
And while many of the lines in the video were previously heard in past “Game of Thrones” episodes, the last piece of dialogue was one Tech Insider believes fans have not yet heard before: Tyron Lannister says, “Welcome home, my queen.”
This would make sense given that Daenerys has now set sail from Essos with a huge fleet and her dragons and is making her way to Westeros. We can just imagine Daenerys staring out from the bow of the ship after land has been spotted with Tyrion by her side — it would be the first time as an adult she will have ever seen the country she has worked so hard to reign over.
But she’ll have to pry the Iron Throne from Cersei’s cold, dead hands.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season seven will be seven episodes in length and will return in the summer of 2017.