At the Innovative TV Conference (INTV) in Jerusalem this week, Francesca Orsi, the Senior Vice President of Drama at HBO, implied that all characters will die in the eight season. Orsi described a very emotional and powerful setting at the table read (where the cast gets together and read the script out loud) for one of the final episodes.

Orsi said, “None of the cast had received the scripts prior and one by one they started to fall down to their deaths. By the end, the last few words on the final script, the tears just started falling down. Then there was applause that lasted 15 minutes.”

Cast members went into the table read without having a look at the script, but it’s definitely a move to keep what happens in the final episodes secret.

In the previous season we saw one of the most important, insane and ultimately satisfying episodes. Between epic reveals, two of our favourite characters getting together and a possible newborn in the mix, we can’t hardly wait for next year.

The question remains, who is going to die next? And how? With an ice dragon leading an army of the dead to Westeros, there are many characters to worry about.

And then there’s Cersei Lannister, who’s lost her best ally (Jaime), but still has the Iron Throne.

You’ll have to wait at least another year to find out.

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