'Game of Thrones'
A picture of a White Walker from HBO TV series "Game of Thrones." Facebook/ Game of Thrones

The wights in “Game of Thrones” season 8 will display never-before-seen abilities. New pictures from the production set tease the Night King's zombie army on the march, but there’s something different this time around from what viewers have seen on the show so far. The following article contains spoilers.

Leaked pictures from the Magheramorne set posted on Watchers on the Wall show extras filming at night behind a huge green screen. There’s fire involved, with the minor actors dressed in green suits, suggesting that they are playing the role of wights.

The green suits are used to add details like decaying flesh and open wounds of the zombies, which is normal practice for the show in the past few years. The one thing different about the wights this time around is that some of them will be on horseback.

So far, only the White Walkers have been seen riding zombie horses; the wights have only been seen on foot. The report points out that the wights on the show are not entirely dumb, which means they may have the ability to ride horses all along. It is only now that they will get the opportunity to showcase this skill.

The costumes of the horse-riding actors in green suits suggest that they are Dothraki. This means that the first big encounter between Danny’s (Emilia Clarke) forces and the army of the dead will result in a big loss for the heroes. The dead soldiers will most likely join the ranks of their enemies.

Meanwhile, the construction of the King’s Landing set continues near Titanic Studios. The production crew is currently busy building a massive gate of the entrance wall to the city.