Season six of Game of Thrones was arguably one of the show’s best yet. We won’t give away too many spoilers, but we will say it was a season full of some epic battles and a solid dose of story progression. Which makes sense, considering season seven will be the second-to-last season (do like we do, and just don’t think about that fact for too long). Although it’s not set to air until next year, the cast appears to be starting production. A few days ago, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) posted some shocked tweets after she read the script. In addition to a few other comments, she wrote, “Nothing will prepare you for this.” TELL US MORE.

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Now, the freshly alive Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) has made some comments about what we can expect from the forthcoming season, as well. However, in classic Jon Snow fashion, his update was slightly more somber. He tells the Hollywood Reporter, “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.”

We weren’t exactly expecting a season of hand-holding and frolicking in sunny meadows from the show that’s been known to rip out our hearts and stomp them on the ground repeatedly, but now we’re extra nervous. Guess a season of GOT without some seriously depressing plot twists wouldn’t really be a season of GOT though, would it?

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