Some of HBO's Game of Thrones biggest stars have just cut deals for a seventh season of the epic fantasy series. Fans couldn't be happier. Well, they could be happier -- if the fifth season would hurry up and start! -- but HBO knows how to bait a hook for the long game. So we wait.
Meanwhile it's good to know the show will be around for a few more seasons and even better to know that some of our (my) favorite characters are going to stick around. Spoiler alert: don't read any further if you don't want to know some of the characters who will survive seasons five and six.
Some of the stars scheduled to survive the next GoT royal wedding include Peter Dinklage, who is simply delicious as the good guy in bad guy clothing, Tyrion Lannister and Maisie Williams, who plays the sweet tomboy turned ruthless butcher, Arya Stark. Emilia Clarke who plays the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, will also make it through to season seven, though I suspect the beautiful Khaleesi might be slated for one of GoT's bloodiest deaths ever. And in the Seven Kingdoms, that's really saying something.
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