The end is nigh for HBO's Game of Thrones, but the stars themselves are hyping it up for an amazing swansong for the show.
Although the cast has expanded and dwindled in equal number over the past seven seasons, those who have made it this far are sure to be key players in the race for the Iron Throne. Among the biggest names to grace the popular fantasy show is Iain Glenn in his role as Ser Jorah Mormont. Once a shadowy spy to the enemies of Daenerys Targaryen, Lord Friendzone ended season 7 with himself firmly back by the Khaleesi's side. While Glenn refuses to give much away about what he will be up to in the final batch of episodes, he is reminding fans that they are in for a treat.
Speaking to Indian Express, Glenn gushed over the quality of the writing across season 8, but drew particular attention to the finale. Praying that it will offer closure to the legacy of the show, Glenn is one of those lucky few who has read how it ends:
"Yes, I hope. I can't tell, but I am one of the few people who has read the script and I know the ending and what happens. When I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant. I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes. I felt (it was the) conclusion."
Joining the show in the very first episode, Glenn has always been a big part of Thrones, so it isn't hard to see why he is so invested in the series. However, while he seems to be over the moon with the way the show will be rounding off, he also revealed that not everyone will be as happy with the promised bittersweet ending:
"But we will have to see. You know with something this big like Game of Thrones, you cannot please everyone. All I can say is that we will be doing what we have done before, and the writers have written great episodes. They have had a great strike rate up to now, and I am sure that will continue."
As the series comes to an end in 2019, there are now just six episodes left to see who lives and who dies, or if any of the Seven Kingdoms will be left to rule now that winter has come. As with previous seasons, fans are fully expecting some major twists along the way, leading to what will surely be an epic final battle. Glenn's words tease that Jorah could be making it to 'Episode 6', but who knows what cruel fate showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have in store for the exiled Northern lord.
HBO execs only recently spoke about the finale's table read and the look of shock on the actors' faces as they learned their characters' destinies. Glenn obviously doesn't reveal Mormont's fate, but could he go the same way as his heroic father Jeor and die in the line of duty? Even with a long winter ahead before Thrones is back on the network, HBO is keen to keep the hype machine rolling even as filming continues. Alongside the likes of LOST and Breaking Bad, the Game of Thrones finale promises to be one for the ages that is sure to have everyone talking.
Game of Thrones season 8 premieres sometime in 2019.
Source: Indian Express