Cue the theme song and grab the tissues, apparently the next series of Game of Thrones is going to be a bloodbath. Okay sure, if you’re a fan of the show then that doesn’t come as a real surprise but Sophie Turner’s revealed that there’s going to be more blood, death and devastation than ever before. And we are so nervous.
In an interview with Gold Derby, the Sansa Stark actress was careful not to spill too much about the new season but did give us some clues.
She said, ‘I can tell you that there’s definitely a coming together of people. Everyone is coming together to fight the impending doom. There’s a lot of tension between these little groups, battling for what they think is right.’
If you can cast your mind back to the last series, the war and political strife has hit an almost catastrophic level as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow have joined forces while the Lannisters have fractured – all as the terrifying White Walkers begin their ruthless slaughter of anyone who comes in their path. All the pieces are in place for an all out annihilation of the characters we’ve grown to love (and hate) over the years and Sophie’s ominous words haven’t done much to allay our fears.
She put the final nail in the coffin, saying, ‘It’s Game of Thrones so it’s going to bloodier and more death and more emotionally tortuous than all the years before!’
WELL THEN. We’re already anticipating that we’ll need to take a day off after the Game of Thrones series 8 finale.
Sophie Turner also took time to clear up the rumours surrounding her Game of Thrones tattoo, which some believed was a spoiler for the end of the show. The minimal tattoo was of a direwolf, the sigil of House Stark, accompanied by the phrase ‘The pack survives’ underneath it.
Unsurprisingly, people went wild believing it meant that her character would survive the next series.
She clarified in the interview, ‘It’s just a quote from last season, but everyone figures that the pack really does survive. But it’s just a moral I like to live by.’
Hmmm. If Sansa and the Starks do survive though, we doubt she’d go around announcing it to the world. Given HBO’s strict Game of Thrones security measures, we’re pretty convinced HBO has a Faceless Man or Woman somewhere hovering over each of the cast’s interviews – ready to nip any spoilers and cast members in the bud.
In any case, we’ll have to wait a little while until the next series of the show hits our screens again. The cast has only just started wrapping up their scenes for the six episode epic and is slated to be released in April 2019.