We’re inching ever closer to the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7. And actor Iain Glen is promising the best one yet.
Game of Thrones is really gearing up! Daenerys Targaryen is en route to Westeros as Queen Cersei Lannister sits on the Iron Throne. There’s the constant threat of White Walkers as Jon Snow gets crowned King in the North. There’s certainly a lot promised to us for Game of Thrones season 7. And it looks like we’re going to get everything we’ve ever wanted.
Actor Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming season, which has been shortened to only seven episodes. But that doesn’t seem to cause any worry for him. “I wrote to Dan and David and I said I thought they were the best seven episodes they’ve ever written,” said Glen. That bodes extremely well for a show that has already been given a finite amount of seasons.
Glen went on to articulate that this season marks what he deems “the beginning of the end,” which is enough for us to shed a tear. But nothing lasts forever, we know that. “There’s no sense of treading water. You have storylines colliding. And the evolving drama and relationships are as good as they have ever been,” he says.
From the Game of Thrones season 6 finale. Photo: courtesy of HBO
Jorah’s Dragon Queen
As for his unrequited crush on Dany, there’s a sense that he didn’t fully win back her trust. Even though he proved his worth to her and she sent him on a mission to cure his Greyscale, Glen thinks there’s more of her forgiveness to seek. “He’s been in that mental territory half his life. He’s always been willing to sacrifices his life for her. His loss of life is not as big for him as seeking her redemption,” says Glen.
The hope is we don’t lose any of our favorite characters in Season 7, but at least one of them has got to be toast. This is Thrones after all. If Princess Shireen (R.I.P.) was cured of her Greyscale, we can only send good thoughts Ser Jorah’s way.
As for what Season 8 could possibly bring us, we’re still in the dark, but no matter what we’re sure to see some kind of resolution as the series draws to a close.
The latest season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO on July 16th. Grab your longswords and settle in with some Frey pie. Iain Glen’s word is bond.