Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington have been teasing what’s to come when the hit HBO show returns for its seventh season next summer.

Game Of Thrones Season 7

When Game of Thrones wrapped up its sixth season, Jon Snow was named King of the North and Cersei Lannister — after the death of her son Tommen — is the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. The seventh season will pick up as the ever-threatening winter is arriving. Harington, who plays Jon Snow, isn’t certain about what’s to come, but he believes that things will get “very bleak” before they get better — if they ever do.

“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,” Harington told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Harington added, “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.”

While Harington hadn’t read any of the season 7 scripts ahead of his interview with THR, his costar Maisie Williams has recently finished it. The actress, who plays Jon Snow’s younger sister Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, took to Twitter after reading the script to share her immediate reaction – and it sounds like things are going to get even crazier in Westeros.

“Just finished reading season 7,” Williams tweeted. “S–t gets REAL. I’d start preparing yourselves now.”

Williams added, “Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this. Holy BALLS.”

Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, which will be its penultimate, will premiere sometime next summer.

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