It is finally official! Gendry will indeed be returning to the hit HBO show Game of Thrones for its seventh season.
Fans have been discussing the likelihood of his return for a long time, but the appearance of actor Joe Dempsie at the show’s premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday confirmed the rumour.
The last time we saw the blacksmithing-secret son of Robert Baratheon was in the finale of the third season as he rowed away from Dragonstone.
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In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Dempsie kept quiet about where the character has been but he did speak about how he felt about rejoining the acclaimed drama.
He joked about the the many theories fans had about his character:
Very fortunately from what I’ve seen, it’s been nothing but interest and excitement and some quite witty memes.
Fans on Twitter just couldn’t contain their excitement when they spotted Dempsie at the premiere.
— Paul Santasieri (@paulie_nuts) July 13, 2017
Really the only reason I want to see GoT S7 is to find out if Gendry is still rowing 4 seasons later. pic.twitter.com/Lzk6rq9Dqc
— Cassandra (@hpdcmc) July 12, 2017
gendry coming back is the best news I've heard in so long
— naomi (@dadddysnow) July 13, 2017
So Joe Dempsie was at the GoT premiere…does that mean Gendry is rowing bACK INTO OUR LIVES?!?!
— Stephanie de la Uz (@stephdelauz) July 13, 2017
We will have to wait though to see what role the character plays.
Game of Thrones is set to return to our screens July 17.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.