Game Of Thrones Cast ‘In Tears’ After Reading The Final Episode
As we all know, the end is coming. Winter is here and the next season of Game of Thrones will be the last one ever. It's unlikely that it will hit us until we see the final conclusion though.
Who will sit on the Iron Throne? Who will will the final battle between the Night's King and the combined forces of the living? Is anybody going to tell Jon and Dany that what they're doing is straight up wrong?
When it does, we might end up having a similar reaction to the cast when they read the script together for the very last time.
Whilst it's not a surprise that there will be a few significant deaths in the coming season, even the cast were left shocked as the bodies piled up in the final few episodes.
Speaking at the INTV conference in Israel on Tuesday, HBO's Senior Vice President of Drama, Francesca Orsi said described the scene as the main characters gathered around a table to read the show's finale.
She said: "None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths.
"By the end, the last few words on the final script, the tears just started falling down. Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes."
Wow. We'd better start getting ready then. If you're anything like me you're still getting over the untimely death of Hodor.
However, don't worry, because as with all things that are massively financially successful, there will be spin-offs.
Orsi has said that they might make a few spin-offs and they won't just be phoning it in. They'll be going big and expensive.
She said: "It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it. $50 million (per season) would never fly for what we are trying to do. We are going big."
It will be interesting to see what part of the world of Westeros the spin-off shows will focus in on.
Back in regular GoT Westeros, we know basically nothing about the upcoming series apart from the fact that all of our favourite characters are for the chop.
However, they still have to film the thing, and that means we can make wild guesses as to what's happening based upon the tiniest things. Here goes.
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) has revealed that she has been doing a lot of stunt and sword training, so she'll be doing some fighting (duh).
More interestingly, filming in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik (King's Landing) has revealed shots of Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) talking alone with one another - something that has never happened before.
Even more interesting than that, Winterfell is on fire. Yes, someone filmed a shot from outside Castle Ward in Northern Ireland that showed the ancestral home of the Starks and the King in the North (well, not his ancestral home, but you know) burning in a huge fire.
What all this means, we have no idea. We'll find out in 2019.
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