[Potential MILD SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season 7 ahead.]

Leading up to the premiere of Game of Thrones season 7 later next summer, there has been plenty of information steadily forthcoming in regards to what scripts that been hyped as getting “very dark before it gets better” over the course of the show’s final two seasons. It remains to be seen in just what direction the beloved fantasy series will take going forward in seasons 7 and 8, though based on all accounts heard thus far showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have things thoroughly under control.

Despite the fact that the HBO show has gone far beyond the narrative material covered in author George R.R. Martin’s original A Song of Ice and Fire cycle of novels, Benioff and Weiss have proven that their small screen take on Game of Thrones is every bit as thrilling as Martin’s prose. Following recent word that has celebrated British actor Jim Broadbent (Hot Fuzz) joining the cast in season 7, things are looking up as the show begins winding its way down towards what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion in season 8. What’s more, the latest news is that two key characters might be making their return to the series next year, too.

Per Comic Book , longtime series actors Iain Glen and Joe Dempsie have been spotted on location in Belfast, leading many to assume that their respective characters, Jorah Mormont and Gendry, will be making a return to Game of Thrones in season 7. The last viewers saw of Jorah was when his beloved Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) urged him to singlehandedly seek out a cure for his recently contracted greyscale affliction in season 6. As for Gendry, viewers last caught a glimpse of him in Dragonstone, when Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunnigham) set him adrift in a row boat after a brief encounter with potential ritual sacrifice at the hands of the Red Woman, Melisandre (Carice van Houten).

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Just where longtime viewers can expect to see Jorah (Glenn) and Gendry (Dempsie) next is still up in the air, though it might be safe to venture guesses that Jorah’s expedition in search of a cure for greyscale might be depicted, while Gendry may have found his way back to the Brotherhood Without Banners (according to evidence from the books). Either way, fans will probably be eager to discover what the two characters have been up to in the interim since they were last seen (provided they actually end up making appearence in season 7).

Any appearence from the long absent Gendry (Dempsie) is sure to be met with plenty of eager anticipation from fans who have been wondering what had become of the bastard son of former King Robert Baratheon – especially considering his reentrance could signal another viable heir to the Iron Throne in King’s Landing. Furthermore, Jorah (Glenn) has always been a consistently sympathetic protagonist to root for, making the potential return of the two characters something to hope for in season 7 of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones returns for season 7 on HBO in the summer of 2017.

Source: Comic Book

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