If you consider yourself a tried-and-true Game of Thrones fan, then chances are you started counting down the hours until Season 7 as soon as the credits started rolling on Season 6. It’s okay, you’re not alone — fans all over the world are waiting to see what happens next, now that Cersei has taken the Iron Throne and Daenerys Targaryen has started her long-awaited voyage to King’s Landing.
Unfortunately, we’re all waiting longer than usual for the series to return to HBO, but that won’t stop us from discussing and debating where the Emmy-winning show will go next — and for many of us, that means gathering up all of the spoilers we can find.
Thanks to casting notices, fan reports, and the tidbits we can glean from cast and crew interviews, we’ve already got some pretty good intel on what to expect when Game of Thrones returns later this year. Here are six exciting spoilers for Season 7.
1. A (not-so-trusted) advisor may be returning
Once upon a time, Ser Jorah Mormont was Daenerys Targaryen’s confidante, friend, and ally. Then she learned that he’d been sent to spy on her by Varys, and, well, she didn’t really take it all that well (can you blame her?). Since then, Jorah has done his best to get back in Dany’s good graces — but all he’s gotten for his troubles, so far, is a wicked case of Greyscale.
It’s been up in the air as to whether he’d return to the fold in Season 7, since the last we saw of him he was ordered to go find a cure for his seemingly incurable illness. According to Winter is Coming, though, Jorah fans may be in luck — the actor who plays him, Iain Glen, was recently sighted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the series is filmed.
That seems as good an indication as any that he’ll be back on set, since the North Ireland city is kind of a random place for an in-demand actor to be hanging out. Does that mean he’s figured out a way to survive? Will he finally be given a chance to serve Dany again?