“Game of Thrones” Season 7 isn’t set to premiere for several more months, which leaves plenty of time for seasoned thronies and newbies alike to revisit old episodes. The show, which airs on HBO, is currently only available for streaming through HBO Go or HBO Now. A new innovation has taken that a step further, making it even easier for Amazon Prime subscribers to access the service.
Amazon Channels, which allows Prime members to add video subscriptions to their membership, now includes both HBO and Cinemax. As such, those using Amazon Prime can now binge on HBO original series’ like “Game of Thrones” for $14.99 on top of their Prime membership. However, the service gives Prime users a 30-day free trial period.
This news should be especially exciting to “Game of Thrones” fans given the outpouring of juicy spoilers about Season 7. On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly released an interview with Sophie Turner, who revealed what’s in store for her character Sansa Stark when the show returns. [Spoiler Alert: Details on Season 7 are coming!] The once meek, tormented Stark girl will come back stronger than ever, according to Turner — but there’s going to be fallout from her newfound confidence.
“She’s seemingly in control for the first time — and it really suits her,” Turner told EW. “She’s kind of having a bit of a power trip. But she’s also becoming more insecure because there are threats to the power that she holds.”
The upcoming season of “Game of Thrones” is also expected to feature some serious clashes — some organized, others complete ambushes. On Nov. 20, El Periodica Extremadura published set photos from Barrueco de Arriba, Spain, that showed one of the most massive sneak attacks in the show’s lengthy history. The scene in question starred members of the Dothraki army — fighting for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) — launching an attack on caravans. During the shoot the caravans were not manned, but the publication noted that they were previously spotted leaving Highgarden filled with goods.
“Game of Thrones” spoiler group Los Siete Reinos confirmed that the Lannisters will be marching with the caravans, meaning the attack is likely an ambush on them. Sneaky fans caught Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) on the set. It does not appear that Daenerys will be accompanying the Dothraki during their attack. Clarke was reportedly in Belfast, Ireland, when the scene in question was filmed.
It has also been reported that Season 7 will feature a second bloody face-off, this time in a fighting arena called the Dragonpit. One of the many locations used for filming the latest installment of “Game of Thrones” in Spain has been the Italica ruins in Seville. Due to heightened security around filming locations, no photos were able to be snapped from the locations. That has not stopped speculation, however, about what the ruins will be used for. Both Vanity Fair and spoiler group Watchers on the Wall speculate that they’ll be used as the Dragonpit, which some believe will play host to a battle royale.
In the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, from which “Game of Thrones” is based, the Dragonpit is a fighting arena dug into the ground located in King’s Landing. Fans have spotted a majority of the big players on the show in Seville, which has caused Watchers on the Wall to theorize that Daenerys, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jaime Lannister, Ser Gregor Clegane — also known as The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) and more will come together here for one final fight before Season 7 ends. They have suggested that what will unfold inside the Dragonpit will be the bloodiest battle in “Game of Thrones” history.