“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and actresses Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner turned up at one of our most anticipated SXSW panels to discuss spoilers of the upcoming season 7. Yeah…we wish..no spoilers were discussed, just favorite moments, vague season 7 answers and a confirmation of Ed Sheeran guest starring? Way to bring the media alerts!
Also, for those of you who stared at ice melting on your Facebook feed for hours to reveal the “Game of Thrones” premiere date a few days prior to SXSW…what are you doing with your life? Just kidding…we were tirelessly punching “Fire” in the comments hoping we’d get some sort of spoilers…
Ahhh, being a “Game of Thrones” fan is a roller coaster of emotions and lots of waiting. But we’d be lying if said we’re complaining! Also, kudos HBO…getting people to watch ice melt…well played. Just shows the length people will go to for their favorite show!
Check out the highlights from the SXSW panel below!
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner moderated the panel. They arrived both with a set of notecards ready to ask questions. Turner starts off the panel joking that Benioff and Weiss were their “fun uncles.”
Which do you like more: Arya or Sansa? Honestly, we can’t pick one or the other because they’ve both grown and come such a long way, but here’s what the showrunners said.
The showrunners share a story about drinking with Jason Momoa (who played Khal Drogo in season one) in Belfast. Williams and Turner are absolutely shocked.
Which character would you bring back from the dead? Someone in the audience yelled “HODOR!” We don’t disagree with you, fellow GoT fan… =(
Williams asks about the inclusion of musicians on the show.
But great news: Ed Sheeran will make an appearance in the upcoming season 7. Can we get a “woohoo”? *Raises arms up* As for who Sheeran will play–we do not know yet.
Always count on Sophie Turner to say something sassy and make us all laugh our brains off.
So what’s the best line in season 7?
What is the craziest thing to happen on set? Weiss explains that something inevitably collapses every year.
With “Game of Thrones” wrapping up in the next two (sadly shortened) seasons, what projects are coming up next?
Also, in addition to the SXSW panel the Stark sisters and creators were spotted hanging with other famous SXSW attendees and shenanigans!
The Showrunners joked about a potential “Game of Thrones” spin-off involving the Stark sisters coming back from the dead. *gasp* Is Arya or Sansa going to die??? We really don’t know, y’all. But a spin-off on zombie Stark sisters? We might be down for that…