Game of Thrones (fondly also known as GoT) returns on 17 July - a little later than its traditional April debut. For this you can thank a delayed winter in Scotland which held up shooting. While plot details have been scarce, we know that for the last two truncated seasons (only seven episodes each) we are going to see the final clash between the Starks, Lannisters, Targeryans, Greyjoys and other smaller houses.
GoT on Showmax
Obviously, the penultimate season of GoT is ALL anyone is going to be talking about. And if you don't want to miss out on all the chatter, you need to be up to speed. Fortunately, all six previous seasons of GoT are on Showmax, so you can refresh on the famously complicated plot, or watch it from the beginning.
If you need a bit of extra help, or a preview of the series, here's our (not too complex) recap of the story so far. Warning: spoilers!
And if you're a Vodacom customer, it's even easier to sign up to Showmax and binge watch your heart out!
How to get Showmax
For just R99 per month, Showmax gives you access to a huge range of local and international shows. You can control your data spend and use of storage space by offering different quality and download settings.
More GoT fun
QuizUp is a great general knowledge app that lets you compete with friends and strangers from across the world. There are topics across all subjects, including entertainment. In celebration of the new season, QuizUp has added lots more questions to the Game of Thrones topics and there’s a brand-new section focusing exclusively on the characters.
This unofficial map gives you an overview of the fictional Game of Thrones world. It also includes character journeys so you can track the progress of characters across the landscape. If you click on ‘Nobility of Westeros’ you can view the different houses, their history and their location on the map.
Telltale's Game of Thrones episodic adventure game follows the story of House Forrester and is set between series three and the start of series five. The game is a 'tailored story' meaning that the choices you make in the game will affect the outcome of the game. It's available for all games consoles and PCs, as well as via Google Play and on the Apple App Store.