There are some potential set spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 in this article. If you'd like to go into the new season fresh, please check out one of our other lovely articles.
Game of Thrones is currently in production for Season 7, and so far we've learned about a few characters that should be returning in the new episodes. A short time ago, actor Joe Dempsie was spotted at an airport in Belfast. Joe Dempsie played Gendry early on in the HBO drama, and the last time we saw him on the small screen he was rowing away from danger. Now, it looks like the character may even be an important part of Season 7, and we finally know a little bit about what Gendry might be doing now that he will be back in the fold.
Over the last week there have been reports from the set indicating there will be a big meeting sometime during Season 7 between Tyrion Lannister and Ser Davos Seaworth. That meeting will occur at Dragonstone and the characters have been seen filming on set. Now, a new report over at Los Siete Reinos says that Gendry has also been spotted on set while filming in Spain. He's expected to appear in the scenes with Peter Dinklage and Liam Cunningham. Before, we were unsure if Joe Dempsie was simply visiting set or would be appearing in episodes, but if the reports are true and he's actually filming, it looks like Gendry is definitely going to be back, and we have an little bit of an understanding about what he will be doing.
Game of Thrones is pretty far away from the events in George R.R. Martin's novels at this point, so the future is wide open and surprising for the series. I'm not sure how Gendry will factor into the upcoming episodes, but considering he is actually the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, his inclusion in the drama could make things very interesting, especially in regards to claims to the Iron Throne.
We last saw Gendry during Season 3. Melisandre had been using the bastard son of Robert Baratheon for her own nefarious purposes, but Davos rescued him and Gendry escaped in a rowboat. He hasn't been seen from since, but showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff jokingly confirmed that Gendry had been rowing, rowing and rowing in order to get into "great shape" for the show. We expect him to have super broad shoulders when he's back on the series.
Game of Thrones may premiere late this year, thanks to filming starting a little bit late. Fewer episodes are also being produced this season, but we'll let you know as soon as HBO decides when those episodes will hit the schedule. For now, you can check out what we know about Game of Thrones Season 7, here.