HBO has locked down all of 'Game of Thrones' principal actors — including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey — for a potential seventh season.

Game of Thrones Cast Re-Ups for Seventh (and Final?) Season

Game of Thrones Season 7

The night may be dark and full of terrors… but a future in which Game of Thrones goes on without your favorites isn’t one of them.

HBO has locked down all of the series’ principal actors — including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey — for a potential seventh season,  per The Hollywood Reporter

Thrones‘ main actors had been signed through six seasons of the sweeping fantasy drama. The recent renegotiation provides an option for Season 7, which hasn’t yet been greenlit but is about as certain as Drogon flambéing anything in his path.

Season 7 also is likely to be the drama’s swan song, as producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss frequently have said they would like to wrap the saga after its seventh installment.

In April, Thrones was renewed for Seasons 5 and 6. The cast reportedly received large raises to re-up for the additional run of episodes.

In addition to Dinklage, Coster-Waldau and Headey, the cast member who’ll be around for Season 7 (provided their characters survive Seasons 5 and 6) include: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

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  1. Zack Quinti says:

    well one of those names is up in the air right now

  2. DL says:

    Can’t help thinking they may need a Season 8 to cap off the story, but I guess we’ll see. Poor George R.R. Martin. The TV series will get to deliver an ending before he does (though I’m sure they’ll be different in certain respects).
    Also, are Conleth Hill (Varys) and Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) included in this deal?

  3. Walter Freeman says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Game of Thrones ran for ten years. It’s a goldmine for HBO and arguably the most popular show they’ve ever done. There’s likely enough source material in GRRM’s remaining books to justify another three years. The actors would likely want to continue given the money and exposure involved. Maybe I’m just dreaming, but I can’t imagine Benioff and Weiss’s seven year deadline was written in stone.

    • Jerry says:

      The producers have stated in the past that they have no intention of stretching the story out over more than 7 or 8 season.

      • Walter Freeman says:

        “I can’t imagine Benioff and Weiss’s seven year deadline was written in stone.”

        What part of that didn’t you understand?

        • What part did YOU not understand? The producers–the men who make the show–have been on record since day 1 that season 7/8 is it. Don’t get snotty because Jerry threw cold water on your fantasy.

    • Isobel says:

      agree they’ll be open to another season or two, Martin told them how the story ends, and hopefully the 6th book comes out before the book catches up with it, the seventh book has no hope though, it’ll have to be published after the show ends

  4. Maryann says:

    I wish the producers would play it by ear and let GOT go on as long as it makes sense for the story that Martin has to tell.

  5. Rex says:

    So…now we know they survive until the last book…

  6. James says:

    Apart from Peter Dinklage who is the greatest curiosity, it would be foolish to confirm the longevity of any of the characters as their unpredictable fate is a major attraction of the show.