Maisie Williams Posts Bloody Photo As She Says Goodbye To 'Game Of Thrones'

Game Of Thrones is notorious for killing off its main characters, something that keeps the fantasy TV series fresh and exciting-although perhaps not if you've read the books by George R R Martin.

But if you hadn't, then you were probably in for quite a shock when the TV series went against the grain of almost every show and movie ever by confining a steady number of its biggest names to coffins.

Well, here's another one for you. Maybe. Or maybe not. An Instagram post by actress Maisie Williams - who's played Arya Stark since the show began in 2011 - showed her standing in a pair of bloody sneakers :

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Credit: Instagram

The caption reads: "goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i've had. here's to the adventures to come #lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep"

Now, we already knew that the series would be coming to an end after its eighth season, but the hashtag #lastwomanstanding is what's really raising eyebrows.

Does it mean that Arya is going to be the only female character to survive, or merely that she was the last female character to finish filming?

You'd expect her to be extremely careful when it comes to giving the, ahem, game away with spoilers, which makes the former somewhat unlike. But then again, why would she be the last member of the cast to finish filming - and why give it such a dramatic hashtag if that were the case?

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Credit: HBO

At this stage, it's really anybody's guess, and we're going to have to wait a while until we find out for certain - Game Of Thrones returns to screens sometime in 2019. Which is way too far away.

The final season is only six episodes long, but rumour has it it's going to be one of the most epic and insane seasons yet. Again, we'll have to wait and see.

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Credit: HBO

Williams was just 12 years old when she was cast as Arya Stark in 2011, and has since been nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the series. It may not be the last we see of her, either - HBO has reportedly given the go-ahead for a prequel pilot, so she may well be returning to our screen again in the future. But in the past.

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Mischa Pearlman

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