“Game of Thrones” fans can expect to see the return of a furry fan favorite when the hit HBO series airs its eighth and final season.
Ghost, the direwolf which belongs to the character Jon Snow, is slated to pop up after a total absence in season 7.
Joe Bauer, who serves as the show’s VFX supervisor, recently spilled the news.
“Oh, you’ll see him again. He has a fair amount of screen time in Season 8,” Bauer confirmed to HuffPost. “He does show up.”
Viewers got a hint about what to expect from the snow white canine, too.
“He’s very present and does some pretty cool things in Season 8,” Bauer said.
While the massive creature didn’t appear in the most recent season of “Game of Thrones,” that wasn’t always the plan: HuffPost notes a cut scene was supposed to show Snow, played by Kit Harington, telling the animal to guard Sansa Stark, played by Sophie Turner.
Bauer explained why season 7 didn’t feature much of the direwolves.
“The direwolves are tough because you don’t want to get them wrong, so we end up always shooting real wolves and doing a scaling trick with them, but the real wolves only behave in certain ways,” he said.
It’ll be some time before you can see what Ghost gets up to, though: “Game of Thrones” won’t be back until sometime in 2019.