It should come as no surprise that some of the main characters in Game of Thrones are doomed to die in the show’s final season.
Several HBO executives discussed the final season of the hit television series at the INTV Conference in Israel. Variety is reporting that Francesca Orsi, senior vice president at HBO, recounted the table readings for the final few episodes. She mentioned that “None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths.”
Orsi went on to say that after the reading of the final six scripts, the cast stood up and applauded for 15 to 20 minutes. “By the very end, everyone looked down and looked up and tears were in their eyes.”
While the series will end with a six-episode season, HBO hopes to continue the magic with multiple spinoffs currently in development. As Orsi said, “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it.” She went on to explain that they planned to go big with the continuation of the franchise, with a plan of up to five different spinoffs.
The show’s eighth and final season will debut some time in 2019. Based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the hit drama stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.
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