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'Game of Thrones' Star Kristofer Hivju Appears In 'Twin' For Double Role; Everything To Know About Season 7

Update Date: Apr 19, 2017 10:20 PM EDT

Actor Kristofer Hivju, who portrays the character of Tormund Giantsbane, the Wildings leader in "Game of Thrones" is all set for an intriguing role in a drama-thriller titled "Twin". Meanwhile, here are some interesting details about the show's seventh installment.

Kristofer Hivju Looks All Set For "Twin"

Hivju, who is known for the role of Tormund Giantsbane, will be seen in one of the most exciting roles in his career to date, Variety reported. The actor will be starring in "Twin," a drama-thriller with a duration of eight hours. The actor portrays a character, who takes over the very different character and life of his identical twin.

The drama is being backed by Nordisk Film Production, a Scandinavian major. it will be presented in public for the first time at Series Manila's Apr. 18 Co-production Forum. The short duration drama features a deep character analysis of a person, who created his identity as this freewheeling spirit capable of taking up, as well as shirk family responsibilities if needed.

Interesting Updates On "Game of Thrones" Season 7

Meanwhile, fans need not wait too long now for the premiere of "Game of Thrones" Season 7. The seventh installment will start on July 16 for the viewers in the United States, while fans in the UK will see the premiere on July 17, Metro wrote. This time, instead of 10 episodes, the show will have just seven episodes in total and so they are all expected to be jam-packed with drama, emotions and intriguing plot.

While the earlier seasons premiered in Apr., the upcoming one will be an exception as the production team felt they required different filming conditions this time around. President of HBO programming, Casey Bloys shared in a press release, "Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual when the winter is changing."

The new episodes of "Game of Thrones" Season 7 will air on HBO in the US, Sundays at 9 p.m. In the United Kingdom, viewers can see it Monday mornings on Sky Atlantic.

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