Few TV shows currently on the airwaves attract the feverish excitement and support of Game of Thrones. Upon wrapping up its sixth season, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had positioned the chess pieces in such a way that the power players of Westeros were on a collision course with one another.
Don’t worry; in the interest of safeguarding you from spoilers, we’ll refrain from naming names here, but such a tantalizing conclusion has got the show’s leading stars – Sophie Turner in particular – gushing about the upcoming curtain call.
Chatting with Variety at this weekend’s Emmys award ceremony, Turner reflected on the memories made on Game of Thrones, before stating, “it’s quite sad. It really feels like things are wrapping up and coming to an end. People are hanging around Belfast a bit longer to be around each other and be in each other’s presence.”
But what really sent the rumor mill into overdrive was the moment when Sophie Turner teased that “not all characters” will live to see Game of Thrones season 8. A forgone conclusion, perhaps, but it’s an interesting tidbit nonetheless.
— Variety (@Variety) September 19, 2016
Who lives, who dies? These are the questions left facing showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ahead of the two-part Game of Thrones finale. However things shake out, the pair won’t be involved in any form of spinoff series at HBO, after essentially saying “thanks, but no thanks” during last weekend’s Emmys awards ceremony.