SXSW is just around the corner, with the annual festival taking place in a few weeks in Austin, Texas. Once again, we can expect a strong Game of Thrones presence there, and this year, more cast members will be joining in the fun.
Entertainment Weekly reports that stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams will be taking part in a Game of Thrones panel featuring showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss. The panel is currently set for March 12th, at 3:30 p.m. Central Time, so save the date if you’re heading for SXSW this year.
In addition to revealing Turner and Williams’ participation in the event, EW shares that we’re unlikely to see any sort of trailer for season seven coming out of the SXSW panel, stating that “we’re hearing the festival will still be a bit too early for that.”
Given that it’s February, everyone is gagging for a trailer already. The delayed filming has pushed out all dates further, however- something to consider when getting antsy. Comparing this to our season 6 waiting period, we saw the “The Ink is Dry” teaser in December 2015, around the time shooting was wrapping, but it featured no new footage, only a new voiceover from Max von Sydow (Three-Eyed Raven) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran). The effective Battle Banner teases came along in late January last year and there was a teaser with the Hall of Faces that contained no new footage, released last February.
It wasn’t until March 8th, about two and a half months after season 6 filming completed that the first trailer was released. This year, filming is finishing up in late February. Therefore, going by Game of Thrones‘ established track record, it might be May before we see a full trailer for season 7, though we can keep our fingers crossed for an intriguing teaser in the interim.