Winter is Here.
The first episode of American series ‘Game of Thrones Season 7’ was officially released on July 16 (local time). An unpredictable twirl of power struggle for the iron throne is about to begin as the new season was released midsummer in July. On top of it being it a great hit in the U.S, there is a great amount of interest being shown in this season in Korea as well as it became one of the most popularly searched series in domestic portal sites due to this season’s preview promising ‘a fight of a lifetime’.
In Korea, people can watch ‘Game of Thrones Season 7’ on July 21 at 11 p.m. through the movie channel, SCREEN. SCREEN is the official channel that has been showing HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for seven consecutive years.
The SCREEN posted a five minute review video on their portal site and official SNS to help people understand the stories and characters that were featured during the whole seven years of this series. This video began by stating, “Every battle, every moment, and every episode will be the best experience you will ever have.” and it clearly organized the history of the main seven characters featured in season 7 in a simplified manner.
The main combat of season 7 can be easily understood through the story of House Stark that begins with the death of Sean Bean (role of Ned Stark), the story of House Lannister of maintaining their throne through malicious doings, the story of House Targaryen that talks about the ‘mother of dragons’ otherwise known as Daenerys going into full-scale combat, and more.
The production director of SCREEN said, “The audience will be able to enjoy ‘Game of Thrones Season 7’ with well translated Korean subtitles. Also, as much as this being a season many people have high expectations for, we will provide a lot of behind-the-scenes footage as the official broadcaster that airs this series to the public.”
Translated by Choi Na Ri