The hopeless romantic, Ser Jorah Mormont, might not have much longer to live should Iain Glen’s comments ring true. The actor who portrays the character on Game of Thrones, made a remark hinting at Jorah’s imminent death on the series.
I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far […] There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favorite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way. My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay.
While by no means a fan favorite character, Ser Jorah has been a standby since the very beginning. We’ve watched him try to win Daenerys over without success for 6 seasons now, and it seems he’ll never get her favor. Glen then spoke about similarities and differences between himself and the character as described in the books.
I don’t think I bear any physical resemblance whatsoever to the character that George R.R. Martin described in the books on which the series is based. I think he was a very dark-haired, wiry man with an ugly face–I’m not saying I don’t have an ugly face–and I think quite short and stocky […] But they probably thought it would be good if you could see why [Jorah and Daenerys] might get it together. If you had an ugly stump of a man who had no chance whatsoever and was fairly repellent then it would be harder for them to tell that story.
Makes sense they made the character a little more attractive, but his relationship with Daenerys won’t happen either way.
5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Ideas
Game of Thrones fans have a long wait until we finally see Daenerys Targaryen finish her journey across the narrow sea and step foot on Westeros. Her army of Unsullied will soon come into contact with the new King of the North, Jon Snow and the wicked Queen Cersei Lannister. Season 7, debuting this summer, might be one of the most action packed yet, but that doesn’t mean the upcoming war will be as intense as other confrontations George R.R. Martin has littered the Westrosi past with.
HBO needs another big moneymaker after Game of Thrones finally ends, and I don’t think they need to look too hard for an appropriate replacement. Casey Bloys, the President of Programming at HBO, has mentioned the possibility of a GOT spin-off, but I think a prequel series might work better.
Before all you die-hard Star Wars fans get mad at me for even thinking such a thing, remember, not all prequels are bad! The Notorious GRRM has already established a complex past that goes back centuries, giving HBO a lot of exciting material to choose from. I don’t think any of these series should last more than three or four seasons each – to ensure the stories don’t drag on- but hey, HBO can still make money from a limited series so it’s a possibility.
Buckle up and hit the Next button to find out what stories about Westeros’ past should hit the silver screen.