At Comic-Con, HBO released a behind-the-scenes teaser for next year's run

By Shirley Li
Updated July 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM EDT
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Season 7 of Game of Thrones is officially in production.

In a video rolled out at the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel on Friday, shots of props being labeled, sets being built, and scripts being handed out were set to voiceovers from season 6 that tease what’s coming next.

The audio of Cersei’s rise to the Iron Throne is replayed while close-ups of her new costume highlight how far she’s come; Sansa’s final words to Ramsay (“Your house will disappear…”) and his last words to her (“You can’t kill me, I’m part of you..”) echo across the Winterfell set; and finally, Tyrion’s voice welcoming Daenerys home plays after a copy of the script lands on a table that reflects Jaime’s face from the season 3 key art.

So… Cersei, Sansa, and Daenerys. If the teaser is any indication, the three women will define season 7’s trajectory, with help from the Lannister brothers.

During the Comic-Con panel, the Thrones team explained their decision to delay the start of season 7 until next summer (the show traditionally returns in the spring). “Winter is here and we gotta shoot where there are trees … and we’re waiting to shoot later in the year so we won’t finish shooting until February and there’s no way to get the show out there until summer,” executive producer David Benioff said.

Watch the video below. Game of Thrones returns summer of 2017.

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