It May be Fall, but Winter Just GOT Teased
“No matter what that is – death can be a great way out,” said Peter Dinklage, the Game of Thrones star. Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s popular Emmy-winning fantasy series, Game of Thrones, teased the series ending to Vulture mag.
Tyrion, a fan favorite, is set to meet his fate in the final series, which is set to premiere sometime in 2019. The show is known for killing off loved characters, so it would be no surprised to assume that Tyrion may be chosen next. Dinklage said his last day filming their final series was particularly difficult.
“It’s always anticlimactic for the character’s last day. Nothing is shot chronologically, so you don’t get some big mountaintop scene or anything,” he said. “It’s just, ‘That’s a wrap on Peter Dinklage.’ But as anticlimactic as it was, my last day was also beautifully bittersweet.”
Dinklage went onto show just how difficult it was to film the final series.
“I won’t say their name or their character’s name, but one of the young people on the show wrapped this past season and everybody was a wreck,” he said. “This person had grown up on the show, you know? They were a child and now they were an adult. And then they’re done. It’s like we were witnessing this person saying good-bye to their childhood. I know Game of Thrones is just a TV show, la-di-da, but it was our life.”
The Game of Thrones crew has gone to great lengths to ensure that there are no spoilers. For a long time, only the author, George R.R. Martin, knew the answer to the show’s ending. But now that the production is completed, only several others are aware of how Game of Thrones will end.
Dinklage was very selective about what he said in regards to his character. However, he did discuss how he personally felt and what his character must have felt.
“[Tyrion] certainly developed a deeper sense of responsibility over the course of the show. He was a pretty irresponsible character to begin with. He used his position as the outcast of his family like an adolescent would. He pushed it in their [the Lannisters’] faces. The beauty of Tyrion is that he grew out of that mode in a couple of seasons and developed a strong sense of responsibility. Not morality, because he always had that, but what to do with his intelligence.”
Dinklage also told Vulture, “I feel very, very—I’m trying to find the right word. I think he was given a very good conclusion.”
The author clarified, “I took what Dinklage was saying here not as a suggestion that Tyrion dies, but rather his attempt to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate.”
Here’s what we do know from the series. The series will only contain six episodes as opposed to the traditional ten episodes. Each episode will be 60 to 120 minutes long. Martin has announced that he has in fact written a new book, Fire and Blood, which will launch after the final season premieres. He describes the book as “imaginary history,” and very much “not a novel.” The book is a part one of a planned two-part series that will delve into the history of Westeros. So fear not, Game of Thrones won’t be fully gone.