As ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 begins production later this year, Kit Harington believes things are going to get much worse before it gets better in Westeros….
When ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 came to a close, Jon Snow was declared the new “King in the North” by the families from the North, much the chagrin of Petyr Baelish, who moved all the chess pieces around the board to allow Sansa Stark to take her place of power by his side.
Baelish’s eyes pierced through Jon Snow like the daggers that cost him his life a season ago and if there’s one thing we know about “Littlefinger” it’s that betrayal is his middle name.
So as ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 picks up production later this year, Jon Snow’s portrayer Kit Harington believes things are going to get much worse for his character and everyone else on the show before it gets better.
‘Game of Thrones’ hasn’t exactly been big on happy endings although the season 6 finale at least provided a couple of redeeming stories with Jon reclaiming his family’s throne in Winterfell while Daenerys Targaryen finally left
Slaver’s Bay Bay of Dragons and finally left with her army bound for Westeros.
Still, given the black cloud that always seems to loom overhead on this series, Harington doesn’t expect the seven episodes in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 to all end with a smile.
“It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t had any scripts, so this is all guess work for me,” Harington said recently. “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.”
With only two seasons left to go and a total of 13 episodes, ‘Game of Thrones’ show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have started to plot out the final storylines that will bring the show to a close and just about everyone has a prediction about how the show will end.
Harington has his own theory — at least when it comes to his reign in the North where winter has finally arrived and things are about to get much, much colder.
“I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force,” Harington said. “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.”
‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 won’t pick up production until later in the year due to the changes in weather in Westeros, which forced the series to push back filming until shooting areas are also a little colder than usual.
Thanks to the later start date for production as well as the shortened episode list, ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 isn’t expected to debut on HBO until summer 2017.