Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage may have just hinted that his character Tyrion Lannister won't make it to the end of season 8. Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, Game of Thrones began its epic journey on HBO in 2011 and quickly became a huge hit. Dinklage has been on the show since the very first episode and has been an integral character to the ever-changing story arc.
While initially loyal to House Lannister, Tyrion was never afraid to stand up to those above him and do what he thought needed to be done. In season 6, Tyrion becomes the Hand of the Queen to Daenerys Targaryen and pledges his allegiance to her House. While Tyrion has had some close encounters with death in the past seasons, he always ends up surviving, unlike other unfortunate characters. That being said, Dinklage may have just hinted that Tyrion won't survive in season 8.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Dinklage sat down to discuss his character's fate. When asked where Tyrion is left at the end of season 8, Dinklage responded by saying, "I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is - death can be a great way out." The outlet also mentioned that they didn't think this was confirmation of Tyrion's death, but Dinklage's attempt to keep that possibility open.
In order to avoid spoilers for the final season, Dinklage has used careful wording when talking about the end of the show. He previously teased that Tyrion gets a beautiful ending, but didn't reveal if it would be a tragic one or not. Dinklage's final day of filming was also tough according to the actor since he was leaving not only Game of Thrones, but the incredible cast that came with it.
After the HBO hack leaked Game of Thrones scripts and personal information for the cast in season seven, HBO has been extra cautious to avoid leaks. While not a lot is known about Tyrion's fate at the end of the series, fans can expect a proper sendoff for Tyrion and the other characters. Several actors on the show have praised the Game of Thrones series finale, yet a lot is still unknown about the final season. Even if Tyrion doesn't survive the end of the series, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise since Game of Thrones has become notorious for killing off main characters. As for now, fans can only speculate what Tyrion's fate will be in the final season.
Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in 2019.