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The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones Will Be Even More Deadly

The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones Will Be Even More Deadly

Oh, you thought Game Of Thrones was done with killing people off for fun? You thought, now that we're nearing the end, maybe the massacre would slow down a bit?

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Lol. No chance mate.

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the hit show (at least, she does for now, they'll probably kill her off too), has teased some new information in an interview.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

Speaking to Gold Derby, she said, "It's going to be bloodier and more death and more emotionally torturous than all the years before!"

Oh dear.

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Shooting of the eighth and final season is just about finished now, with the six feature-length episodes airing next year.

There's so much pressure on the show to deliver an ending that won't piss everyone off, although that hasn't stopped the script-writers in the past.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

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There was the Red Wedding, 'hold the door', head squashing, back-stabbing, front-stabbing, dragon fire, poison, wildfire, suicide, beheadings, and being eaten by a pack of dogs, all of which upset a lot of viewers.

A 'death count' by the Washington Post has shown a massive spike in deaths as the seasons have gone on.

From just 59 in the first season, to 246 in season five and 540 in season six, things have got bloodier and deadlier as the story has evolved.

Last year, the pace of the programme suddenly picked up, with characters jumping about Westeros in the blink of an eye.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

Turner's confirmed that this will bring everything to a head in the new year and said: "I can tell you that there's definitely a coming together of people. Everyone is coming together to fight the impending doom. There's a lot of tension between these little groups, battling for what they think is right."

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lannister (a character who's lost all three of his children as well as a hand), said that the new series will be, 'surprising. Enormous. Heartbreaking'.

When asked for three more words, he said: "Satisfying, shocking, and... heartbreaking, again." Awesome.

At the end of the last season, we learned of Jon Snow's heritage (something most people had already worked out), and saw him hooking up with Daenerys, who is technically his aunt.

We also saw The Wall collapse at the hands of the Night King for the first time in 8,000 years.

It would appear that the battle for the throne is the least of our worries now. Reckon you can handle it?

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Topics: Sansa Stark, Peter Dinklage, Jon Snow, Entertainment, TV and Film, night king, Game of Thrones ending, Emilia Clarke

Daisy Jackson

Daisy Jackson is a freelance writer, who has previously worked at Shortlist Media and Trinity Mirror. She has written about the Manchester terror attacks and appeared on BBC Five live to discuss the aftermath, as well as interviewing an orthopaedic surgeon in Syria.