Across 5 books and countless side stories by author George R.R. Martin, there’s more than enough material from the A Song of Ice & Fire series that could be adapted to television. So far, Game of Thrones has reworked Martin’s material into 6 seasons of hit TV, with plenty of new things added in between. While fans patiently await the release of the sixth book in the series (and Martin’s new Westeros-set short story), audiences are eager for the upcoming seventh season of the show.

Though it will feature only 7 episodes, anticipation is high as the series moves towards an end date. Though HBO has continued pushing the idea of a spinoff (one we hope focuses on the First Men), no one is quite ready to let go of the current series. There’s still plenty more to get through, however, and the new season is shaping up to be an exciting one. We’ve heard from Arya actor Maisie Willaims that the finale will be an epic cliffhanger. We also learned today that the dragons will in fact be returning. While that’s hardly a surprise, it’s still reassuring given the excitement they add to the proceedings. As the show prepares to enter post-production, the owner of those dragons looks to be done with her work for now.

Daenerys actor Emilia Clarke took to her Instagram to post a video stating that she’ll be wrapping up her portion of filming tomorrow. Given how much she’s sure to be involved in the plot, this likely means that all filming will soon be completed, as well. Check out the video below.

With the season nearly finished, we’re likely to learn a lot more about the plot of Game of Throne‘s seventh season very soon. We should also find out about any new characters joining in this season, as well as more about what supporting cast members will be returning. We’ve already seen photos of Sam and Gilly on their journey, and know that Sam’s brother Dickon Tarly has been recast. Other than that, not all that much is known about season seven.

Based on what hasn’t yet been covered from the books, we may spend a good bit of time at the Citadel with Sam learning to be a Maester in Game of Thrones season seven. By doing so, he will be poised to learn a number of secrets about the dragons, White Walkers, and many other things. There’s also the fallout of Jon becoming the King in the North, Cersei blowing up half of King’s Landing, and Arya returning from Braavos with her list of names. All in all, it’s likely to be a white-knuckle ride when the show returns.

NEXT: George R.R. Martin Reveals New Game of Thrones Story Details

Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on HBO summer 2017.

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