Maisie proud of Thrones' new series

This Is Lancashire: Maisie Williams plays Arya in Game Of Thrones Maisie Williams plays Arya in Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams has reassured viewers that the next series will "trample on" past seasons.

The hugely successful fantasy drama will soon be back with a fourth series and there have been concerns that it won't be able to compete with the third run, which was packed full of action.

But Maisie, who plays Arya Stark, insisted: "People should have no worries.

"The new season is going to trample on anything we have done before."

Arya has been through a tough time after her mother and brother were killed in a trap, known as the red wedding, organised by the Lannisters at the end of series three. Her loss has hardened her as a person and she has now killed for the first time - a soldier she heard mocking her family's deaths.

"At the end of season three, we have seen this other side to Arya, with brutality," said Maisie, 16.

Although citing a deep hatred for the formidable fighter Sandor Clegane (nicknamed The Hound), who took her hostage with hopes of a ransom, he has saved her life on occasion, and the actress teased that the dynamic between the pair will change.

"We see the relationship between Arya and The Hound changing, they are not actively going out of their way to upset each other any more," she said.

"They're definitely not friends but they are trying to get along."

:: The new series of Game Of Thrones begins on Sky Atlantic on Monday, April 7.

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