Of all the characters in the world of Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark’s journey may have been the longest. She was introduced as a proper young lady but has since been used as a hostage and made a captive wife twice over before finally claiming power for herself after reuniting with Jon Snow and returning to their home at Winterfell.
“[Sansa has changed] from being a naive, vulnerable innocent young woman and being such an underdog… to
Her first captor was Cersei Lannister, described by Turner as an “evil lady.” Despite that, Turner recognizes that in becoming more powerful Sansa is becoming more like her former tormentor.
“They’re both so family-obsessed and family-oriented, and will do anything for the people they love,” Turner says. “I can totally see her becoming a Cersei and kind of driven mad by it, by the threats against her family. At the end of the day, that’s why she does the things that she
“If that means becoming
Turner’s co-star Emilia Clarke stated recently that Westeros has become “a woman’s world.” If that is true, then it seems like it may be only a matter of time before Sansa come face-to-face to Cersei once more.
Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones will see Daenerys Targaryen finally make her way from Essos to Westeros to reclaim the Iron Throne, while the Night King's White Walker army marches south, bringing winter with him.
Game of Thrones stars Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce. Executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.
Game of Thrones may only have two seasons left, but HBO is already making plans to extend its stay in the world of Westeros and Essos. Multiple prequel scripts have already been ordered for a prequel series that will take place in the same universe, but that will not feature the same characters or be based on any story published by George R.R. Martin so far, though he is working with some of the prequel writers to develop the new series.
Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have also stated that they will not be involved in developing the new shows, though they will receive some form of an official credit since the spinoffs will be derivative of their original series.
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