There are a variety of theories concerning the ending of HBO's Game of Thrones currently circulating around the internet, and while no one can really know what the series has in store, there are certain things that fans have come to expect, namely, the unlikeliness of a happy ending.
Knowing that, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has revealed, in an interview with Modern Luxury, that the ending may not be as bad as people might think. The actor was unsurprisingly careful not to divulge any details but stated, "there’s very few happy endings in that world. They did a great job in not being complete downers about it, but also being true to that world."
Anyone familiar with Game of Thrones knows to continue expecting more than a few major deaths across the final six episodes of the series. However, Coster-Waldau's intentionally vague description at least confirms that Westeros will come out alright. It doesn't exactly rule out the complete annihilation of Westerosi nobility, though.
Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, is one of just a handful of characters who have survived from the beginning. The last time we saw him, the former commander of the Goldcloaks had finally abandoned his sister, Cercei, and was heading toward Winterfell to join Daenerys and Jon Snow in their fight against the White Walkers. The role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Character.
(via Winter is Coming)