Two New Throne Rooms Teased in Game of Thrones Season 7 Set Photos
It's not terribly surprising that HBO hasn't confirmed many details about Game of Thrones Season 7, but there has been no shortage of rumors. Last week, we learned that James Faulkner is returning as Randyll Tarly, the father of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) through new photos that emerged on social media of the actor on set, and today we have two new photos that showcase a pair of much different throne rooms. One of the throne rooms we've seen before, although it has been altered, while the other is brand new for Season 7.
Watchers On the Wall discovered these photos on social media, the first of which showcases the throne room in the Red Keep, with one major alteration. At the end of last season, Cersei Lannister was named the queen regnant, after her son, King Tommen, committed suicide following Cersei's destructive plan to eliminate the Sparrows and other enemies of the crown. Instead of the seven-pointed star that adorned the long window above the throne, the Lannister family seal has been put in the star's place.
The second throne room is from the Dragonstone set, which showcases Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) throne. We have known for some time that Daenerys and her massive fleet will use Dragonstone as their home base. There have already been set photos from Barrika on Muriola Beach, in the Basque Country of Spain, that show Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) on the beaches of Dragonstone island. There was also another scene captured on video from afar, that shows Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) tense reunion with Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen).
There have also been report Joe Dempsie was spotted arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the production hub of the series. Still, since the series is reportedly filming scenes that take place in Dragonstone, the site where Gendry was last seen rowing away from, his return at the very place he was leaving is quite puzzling indeed. It's possible that he actually returned to Dragonstone shortly after rowing away from it. Joe Dempsie had previously appeared on 17 episodes of the hit series, before his last appearance in the Season 3 finale.
We have also seen images that showcase the first meeting between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Filming has been taking place on the islet of Gaztelugatxe in Basque Country, Spain, although it isn't known how long filming is scheduled to take place in this location for. We last saw Daenerys in the Season 6 finale, sailing her massive fleet to Westeros, and the recent rumors that she is landing her fleet at Dragonstone have seemingly been confirmed through set photos and new reports, but HBO hasn't offered any official confirmation quite yet. Take a look at the Dragonstone photo from the set of Game of Thrones, and visit Watchers On the Wall to check out the rest.