'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Will Somehow Get Even Bleaker, Promise Stars

Game of Thrones is a pretty grim show and always has been. This is a drama whose season premiere ends with a child getting pushed out a window, and whose first season ended with its noblest hero getting decapitated. But according to stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams, we ain't seen nothin' yet. With just two shortened seasons left, the actors are teasing a "very bleak" turn for the series. Because things weren't depressing enough for the Starks already.Spoilers for the most recent season ahead! The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Harington and asked how the game might change now that winter has finally arrived in Westeros. Here's his response.

It's important to stress at this point that I haven't had any scripts, so this is all guess work 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.

While Harington hadn't seen any scripts at the time of his interview, his TV sister — sorry, his TV cousin — apparently has. Williams took to Twitter to share her thoughts.

(If you can't read Williams' tweets, she wrote: "Just finished reading season 7. Shit gets REAL. I'd start preparing yourselves now. Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this. Holy BALLS.")

You'd think Williams would be used to shit getting real on Game of Thrones by now. Last season saw Cersei rearrange the board entirely by blowing up the Sept of Baelor, which then led to Tommen killing himself. Harington's Jon Snow came back from the dead, and Williams' Arya Stark returned to Westeros to cross off some of the names on her kill list — starting with Walder Frey, whom she murders in cold blood. Harington is probably right about things getting worse before they get better, since that's just how this show operates. But it's hard to fathom how things could possibly get much bleaker than they already are.

Then again, Game of Thrones season 7 has already delivered its first cruel twist offscreen. As confirmed by HBO, the show will return later than usual next year, and then for a shortened season of seven episodes (as opposed to ten like past seasons). Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss claim it's for weather-related reasons — now that winter has officially arrived on the show, the usual summer shooting schedule just won't do. But knowing what we know about them, they probably just enjoy watching us suffer.