While many fans are sad that Season 8 of Game of Thrones will be its final season, members of the series’ cast and crew are looking forward to all of the time it will free up in their schedule for other projects.
While speaking to Digital Spy, Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the HBO series, said that he believes the show has reached its proper conclusion. The actor stated:
“Thrones is coming to the end at the right time for me, and everyone involved in it. I was exchanging emails with David [Benioff] Dan [Weiss] last night and we were all getting very soppy and emotional with each other. It will be liberating, just the thought of having a whole year free – you shoot for six months, but half of the projects you might want to do will have started shooting before that six months is over. There’s a lot of things you can’t do. I’m looking forward to finishing, and eight years is the right amount of time. I wouldn’t want it to go on any longer than it has.”
The actor also expressed his interest in producing more, having produced the BBC One drama Gunpowder, in which he also stars alongside Peter Mullan and Mark Gatiss. Harington stated:
“I have other ideas I’d like to look at producing. Game of Thrones is coming to a very quick end, which I’m feeling emotional about. I’ve learned working with the Thrones producers what the job involves. I found the producing side of Gunpowder fascinating, I would like to do more of it. I’ve found it’s opened up a different side of my creative brain, which I’ve really enjoyed.”
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Aidan Gillen as Petyr Baelish, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Hannah Murray as Gilly, and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.
Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season on HBO sometime in 2018 or 2019.
Source: Digital Spy
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
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