Game of Thrones fans are in for another shocking season when the hit HBO series returns next year.
While details of Season 7 are still murky, Maisie Williams recently took to Twitter with her initial thoughts about the new season.
What can fans expect to unfold when Game of Thrones returns?
"Just finished reading Season 7," Williams shared on Twitter. "S**t gets REAL… I'd start preparing yourselves now.. Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this. Holy B**LS."
According to E! Online, producers are gearing up for the end of the hit series. Season 8 is expected to be the show's final season, which means everything is going to get kicked into high gear in the final two seasons.
What makes the new season even more mysterious is that they are no longer following a companion book.
Speaking of the end, Kit Harington recently dished his own thoughts about Game of Thrones finally reaching the series finale.
"It has been in my consciousness a lot," he shared about the final two seasons. "This mammoth, goliath event in my life, which has so much of what my 20s are, is going to come to an end."
With the end in sight, Harington is determined to make the most of it.
"I think I'm going to really make the effort in these next two years to enjoy every moment of it, because I don't know when I'll get something like this coming around again," he added.
Unfortunately, CNN is reporting that fans will have to wait longer than expected for the new season to premiere. In fact, Season 7 of Game of Thrones isn't expected to return to HBO until the summer of 2017.
"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 weather is changing," the president of HBO programming, Carter Bloys, revealed.
The bump in production means that Season 7 won't be arriving until summer, though an official premiere date has not been announced. The series typically premiered in early spring.
Meanwhile, according to Den of Geek, fans can expect nothing short of nine new characters in Season 7.
An officially casting call is currently underway, and producers are looking to fill spots for a general, a priest, a warrior, a gate guard, a city guard, a merchant, a lovely lady, a young lord, and a lieutenant.
The names of the new characters have not been revealed, though some of the roles include substantial dialogue parts. Most of the roles are requesting white actors that range in age, which likely means they will be a part of the Westeros storyline, though a few are clearly Dothraki parts.
Speaking of new characters, Game N Guide is reporting that fans might finally meet Jon Snow's half-brother in the new season. In the books, Aegon Targaryen plays an active role and is characterized as being a tall and handsome man.
With the new casting call in mind, the request for a young lord might be Aegon. Will Aegon fulfill the three-headed dragon prophecy and join forces with Jon and Daenerys?
Of course, there is a possibility that the young lord part could be for a flashback of Rhaegar Targaryen.
At this point, it's too early to tell what the new parts will entail, especially without a book to go by. Either way, fans are definitely in for more than one surprise when Season 7 of Game of Thrones returns to television next year.
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