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That’s the fiery forecast coming from Maisie Williams, who earned her first Emmy nomination for her work on the series this year as Arya Stark. Williams revealed on Twitter that she’s read the scripts for Game of Thrones season seven, the penultimate installment of HBO’s award-winning fantasy franchise, and has made her reactions very public.
The three-word summary? According to Williams: “shit gets REAL.”
“I’d start preparing yourselves now,” she added. “Scratch that, nothing will prepare you for this.”
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) August 22, 2016
Not that Thrones ever lacks for high-quality shocks, but Williams’ reactions to the season seven scripts jive with how the story wrapped in season six: Jon Snow emerged as King in the North, following the revelation to viewers that he’s secretly the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen; the woman who we now know as Jon’s secret aunt, Daenerys Targaryen, has finally set sail for Westeros, alongside an incredibly powerful armada of allies; and Cersei Lannister viciously destroyed many of her enemies in a glorious burst of wildfire, prompting her son to commit suicide, paving the way for Cersei to claim the Iron Throne. And that’s not saying anything of the White Walker threat still marching its way toward the Wall, threatening to bring the Seven Kingdoms to its icy doom.
In other words, Williams is almost certainly right: No amount of preparation will prepare viewers for the turbulent road ahead — certainly not without another entry in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, at least.
Watch our season seven predictions in the video below:
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