Game of Thrones is coming to an end with its next season, with it wrapping up the stories of all our favourite characters in its conclusion. Unfortunately for Tyrion Lannister, actor Peter Dinklage has hinted there’s a tragic end in store.
The long running show’s eighth and final season is set to air in 2019, but fans are excited to hear about any hints and insights as to what the series might hold.
A teaser for the eighth season was released by HBO back in August, where we saw a glimpse of Tyrion planning his next moves with Daenerys.
Take a look at the teaser here:
Though the character doesn’t appear to be having too much of a bad time in the clip, something along the way will apparently lead him to a tragic end.
Speaking to Dinklage at the premiere of his new HBO movie My Dinner with Hervè, Entertainment Tonight got the gossip on the show’s ending and what happens to his character as the much-loved series comes to a close.
The actor said:
There are no better writers in television than [showrunners] Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it.
It ends beautifully for my character whether it be tragic or not.
While Dinklage spoke highly of the show’s conclusion, Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the show, has said it may come as a disappointment to some fans.
Speaking to IGN, she spoke about what happened when the cast read the final script:
[There were] a lot of tears. I think, you know, as an actor it was really satisfying – I think for everyone, everyone’s storylines – to be able to act out the way that it all ends. It was really satisfying for us.
Who knows if it will be satisfying for the fans. I think a lot of fans will be disappointed and a lot of fans will be over the moon, I think.
I think it will be really interesting to see people’s reactions, but for me reading the script it was just like heartbreaking to read at the very final page of the script it just says, ‘End of Game of Thrones’. That was really emotional.
Turner also hinted at what happens to her character at the end of the show, which sounds like it will be somewhat more successful that Tyrion’s possibly tragic end.
She kind of takes ownership over who she is and what she stands for. Over the course of the series she’s been completely unaware of what she wants, where she wants to be, who she really is, and at the end of this season, I feel she is the most self-assured character in the show.
The final season of the show is sure to be a rollercoaster of emotions!
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