"I think based on online reaction, which you do have to take with a grain of salt, it does seem split and I think that's about right - some people are going to love it, some people are going to hate it", he said in the interview.
One man's judgement, however, carries a little more levity than most. Cue music. Olson then proceeds to lay out the future for each main character, adding subtitles that informed us that Arya eventually discovered what was west of Westeros (Westereros), and that Ghost, Jon Snow's seemingly-neglected dire wolf, lived a long life with frequent pats on the head.
Let's get real for a second; Arya Stark is the Game of Thrones GOAT. She first learned about the shocking scene from co-star Sophie Turner, who called Williams the second she read the script: "Sophie said, 'Whatever you do, you have to skip to this episode, this scene first'".
HBO has released a new poster and photos from the upcoming behind-the-scenes documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.
There are now three Game of Thrones prequel projects in the works at HBO, but it seems all will be focusing on characters from other areas of author George R.R. Martin's enormous literary universe.
Asked specifically whether Arya (Maisie Williams), a fan favorite, would get her own spinoff series, Bloys didn't mince words.
There will be no sequels, HBO programming boss Casey Bloys says. Part of it is, I do want this show - this "Game of Thrones", Dan and David's show - to be its own thing. Given that so many people are looking for ways to cancel their subscription to HBO, it is likely that HBO is going to feel an impact of this! Even up to the point when Cersei's with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], 'He's going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]' and they're both going to die.
One exclaimed: "I need an Arya spin-off ASAP, excuse me".
"We're trying to do things that feel distinct-and to not try and re-do the same show", he said. "There are two more [potential Game of Thrones spin-offs] in development and beyond that, there's nothing else to report", he said.
"But I tell you this - if I don't have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I'm done". "I'm not sure, instead, about "Great Rune" name".