[SPOILERS FOR THE FINALE OF GAME OF THRONES 8]
Game of Thrones 8 has finally wrapped up, and it had Bran Stark eventually ending up as the new ruler of the Six Kingdoms. It was something that fans didn’t expect, and even Isaac Hempstead-Wright thought he was being tricked when he was first given the script.
Hempstead-Wright told Entertainment Weekly:
“When I got to the [Dragonpit scene] in the last episode and they’re like, ‘What about Bran?’ I had to get up and pace around the room… I genuinely thought it was a joke script and that [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] sent to everyone a script with their own character ends up on the Iron Throne. ‘Yeah, good one guys. Oh s—, it’s actually real?’”
While some thought that this ending came out of the blue, I guess it does make sense for the character moving forward. Bran doesn’t have any human impulses anymore, and it probably helps that he has powers to know the entire history of the world as well as whatever is happening anytime anywhere.
As for Bran’s rule, Hempstead-Wright thinks Bran would actually do pretty well. He says:
“I think he’ll be a really good king actually…. Perhaps there will be something missing in having real emotive leader, which is a useful quality in a king or queen as well. At the same time, you can’t really argue with Bran. He’s like, ‘No, I know everything.’”
With Game of Thrones officially ended, HBO has started to market their other flagship series Westworld, which is getting its third season next year. While it hasn’t really resonated like Game of Thrones has with the audiences, I think the show is actually pretty transcendent when it comes to entertainment television. I guess it could hold on some fans before the spinoff Game of Thrones series comes out.
No release date has been set for the Game of Thrones spinoff.