Game Of Thrones Season Seven Just Set An Incredible Record

The new season is set to be the most explosive yet.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia ClarkeImage HBO

Game Of Thrones has set many a record down the years, and not always for the right reasons.

The HBO drama has earned the unenviable title of ‘most pirated show ever’ in the past. However, the seventh run of the show just set a record which fans can get a little more excited about.

It’s been revealed that the upcoming season will feature a record amount of people being set on fire onscreen.

That’s right, the show has set a new Guinness world record for the most people bursting into flames on camera, which means we can expect a few explosive storylines when the show returns next month.

“In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire,” showrunner David Beniff told Entertainment Weekly.

“Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this,” he added.

Game of Thrones' dragons.
Game of Thrones The dragons! Image HBO

Stunt manager Rowley Irlam went on to say: “One sequence has 73 fire burns and that itself is a record. No film or TV show has ever done that in a whole show, let alone in one sequence. We also set 20 people on fire at one time, which is also a record.”

Films like Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan have gotten close to the record in the past, but they had a pretty significant advantage – they didn’t feature three huge dragons wreaking havoc on a regular basis.

Of course, the record suggests that the dragons are set to play a more significant role on the show than ever before, as Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen continues her rise to the Iron Throne.

It was recently reported that Daenerys will be more important than ever in the seventh run, and one thing’s for certain – we can expect the new season to be the most explosive yet. 

Game of Thrones season seven premieres on HBO on July 16.

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Loaded staff writer Harry Fletcher has covered news, sport and entertainment for several major websites across the UK. Follow him on Twitter at @Harry__Fletcher.