George R. R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the books on which GoT is based, once remarked that he intends for his story to conclude with a “bittersweet” finale. This sparked, among others, the theory that Jon Snow will become the next Night King. According to fan theories, Jon will sacrifice himself to kill the Night King and stop the attack on the living. However, true to form, Jon Snow will not die. He will rather become a semi-White Walker and rule the Walkers as the new Night King. As long as he does not fully convert into a Walker, he would be able to protect the people of Westeros by turning the advance of the Walkers around.
Another way to combat the anxiety caused by season seven’s finale, is to binge on other series. The Last Kingdom has similar themes to that of GoT and Netflix’s The Crown, winner for Best Television Drama Series at the Golden Globes this year, makes this royal drama a must watch. Westworld has also proven to be a favourite for GoT fans. If you find yourself missing GoT’s Kahl Drogo, you can catch Jason Momoa in Frontier. If you are in the mood for something fresh, season seven of American Horror Story has just kicked off, and with the season titled Cult, it promises to be one of the most exciting AHS seasons yet.
However, if the GoT hiatus is simply too much to bear and nothing else will suffice, do not fret or fear. To nurse your longing for the fantastical world of Westeros, HBO is airing a whole new behind-the-scenes series. The Game Revealed will give viewers an in-depth look at the season that just ended.
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