“Game of Thrones” fans have a chance to reunite with some of their favorite characters — dead and alive — from the hit HBO series. The list of cast members attending San Diego Comic-Con was released Friday afternoon.
According to the SDCC site, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney will moderate the panel on Friday, July 22 at 2:15 p.m. PDT in Hall H. John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Conleth Hill (Varys), Faye Marsay (The Waif), Hanna Murray (Gilly), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) are scheduled to appear — but not all of them made it out of Season 6 alive.
Marsay, Nairn and Rheon’s characters were killed this year. The Waif was murdered by Arya (Maisie Williams), Hodor was killed by White Walkers, and Ramsay was eaten alive by his dogs — courtesy of Sansa. The actors will have the opportunity to join their co-stars for a chance to break down some of the pivotal scenes from the sixth season. But don’t expect them to say much about Season 7. The latest installment of the HBO series just finished airing in June and the cast has yet to return to set. In fact, they won’t be returning for quite some time.
Showrunner David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed on the UFC Unfiltered podcast earlier this week that the seventh season will not be premiering in April like previous installments have. The two explained that the weather is holding them.
“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a bit later. We’re starting a bite later because at the end of this season, winter is here. And that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we’ve kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places we shoot.”
The “Game of Thrones” San Diego Comic-Con panel will take place in Hall H on Friday, July 22 at 2:15 p.m. PDT. Season 7 will premiere in 2017.