After weeks of rumors, HBO confirmed late last month that Game of Thrones will in fact end after Season 8. While the episode count hasn't been finalized yet, it is believed that Game of Thrones Season 7 will span seven episodes, with the final season spanning just six episodes. It was also confirmed that production will start a bit later than usual, since winter has finally come to Westeros, which demands different weather conditions for the production. Today we have word from two different cast members, both of whom reveal that Season 7 will be insane, and dark.
Earlier today, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays the beloved Arya Stark, sent out a series of tweets, revealing that she had just finished reading the scripts for Season 7. Of course, she doesn't give away any specific plot details about this season, but it's clear that fans are in for one wild ride. Here's what she had to say in a series of tweets below.
"Just finished reading season 7, s**t gets REAL. I'd start preparing yourselves now... scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this... Holy BALLS."
The Hollywood Reporter also caught up with Kit Harington, whose iconic character Jon Snow was at the heart of Season 6. He not only came back from the dead in the second episode, after a horrific death in the Season 5 finale, but it was finally confirmed that his parents are none other than Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister. As for Season 7, though, it seems that the actor has not read any of the scripts quite yet, but he did stress that this penultimate season will get "very bleak."
"It's important to stress at this point that I haven't had any scripts, so this is all guesswork for me. I think it's going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there's any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it's going to get very dark before it gets better. I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that's going to be exciting to see. I don't know what it means. I think with the whole "winter is finally here" business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time."
When asked about this series coming to an end, which represents a "massive, Goliath event" in his life, he added that he's going to make every effort to enjoy these next two years, because he isn't sure when another show like this will come around again. Production is expected to begin soon, with Season 7 debuting sometime next summer, likely a few months after its normal debut in April. While we wait for more details on Game of Thrones Season 7, take a look at Maisie Williams' tweets below.
just finished reading season 7— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016
shit gets REAL— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016
i'd start preparing yourselves now— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016
scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016
holy BALLS— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016