One by one, the Game of Thrones ensemble are beginning to bid adieu to HBO’s fantasy flagship.
Now that filming on the show’s eighth and final season has rounded the last corner, the likes of Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner have said their goodbyes to their fellow co-stars and the city of Belfast, which has served as the beating heart for Thrones since its inception. And now, it’s Arya’s turn to bid farewell.
Over on Instagram, Maisie Williams informed her 7.7M followers that, after eight years of political drama and full-blown fantasy action, she’s now finished with Game of Thrones. She also hinted at the adventures still to come (read: The New Mutants), all the while dropping a major clue about season 8. Or, at least, we think she did.
Goodbye Belfast. Goodbye Arya. Goodbye Game of Thrones. What a joy I’ve had. Here’s to the adventures to come. #lastwomanstanding #barely #immasleepforthenextfouryears #justkiddingidontsleep.
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Last woman standing, you say? Chances are Maisie Williams is simply referring to the fact that she was actually the last female star to wrap. And even if she was, Williams finishing last doesn’t necessarily imply that her Arya Stark survives Game of Thrones season 8 – remember, it’s rare for HBO to film its scenes sequentially, and we’re more inclined to believe next year’s grand finale was actually captured weeks ago in Seville, which doubles as the Dragonpit of King’s Landing.
Food for thought, then. One thing’s for sure: Game of Thrones is expected to reach its long-anticipated crescendo next April.