The first rule for actors tasked with hyping up a new season of a beloved TV drama? As years of The Walking Dead tomfoolery has taught us, there are 3 very important words an actor must use to ensure proper anticipation ahead of a new season: dark, darker, and darkness. Kit Harington clearly got the memo, as evidenced in his recent discussion with the Hollywood Reporter on Game of Thrones' final 2 seasons.

"I think it's going to get very bleak before, if there is a happy ending," Harington told THR Monday. Bleak? Happy? What are these words? "If there's any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon [Snow] and everyone else," Harington continued, "I think it's going to get very dark before it gets better." Ah, yes. There we go. Very dark!

Though Harington admits he hasn't seen much in the way of scripts, he does have his own ideas on what may go down now that winter is indeed here. "I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force," Harington said. "So that's going to be exciting to see. I don't know what it means. I think with the whole 'winter is finally here' business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time."

Harington echoed his recent comments regarding Jon Snow's enlightenment on the nonexistence of an afterlife, adding that this shift in his beliefs will certainly inform his decisions moving forward. "That's terrifying for a young man who probably is religious in some ways and thinks he'll see his father after he dies," Harington said. "He goes to the other side and there is nothing there. That is going to fundamentally change him inside. And it does."

So, you heard the man. Game of Thrones is going to be, like, so dark during its final 2 years on TV.