The final season is almost here…
With the highly-anticipated final season of HBO’s Game of Throne fast approaching, Davos Seaworth actor Liam Cunningham spoke with IGN at the TCA winter press tour about the decision to end the series after 8 seasons.
“I get asked all the time, ‘What the hell are you guys thinking? You could run Game of Thrones forever.’ If you want to stay cool, and the show is cool, the best way to stay cool is to not overstay your welcome,” Cunningham explained. “It would be dishonorable to stay on longer than we should. There’s a portion of me that will miss it dearly, and it will probably read Liam ‘Game of Thrones’ Cunnigham on my headstone. But it was time to get out and wrap up that story… People deserve the end of that story and to not drag it out just because there’s a book to be made. I think it’s very honorable what they’re doing.”
Cunningham was at TCA promoting his new science-thriller series, called The Hot Zone. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the series centers on Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax (Julianna Margulies), who risks her life to stop a deadly Ebola outbreak from spreading in the United States in 1989. Cunningham plays Wade Carter, a scientific recluse with a mysterious past. The Hot Zone is set to drop on May 27, 2019.
In other Game of Thrones news, HBO’s programming chief Casey Bloys – who was also at TCA – said that fans will be “really really happy” with the ending, according to Deadline. And be sure to check out our Season 8 teaser trailer breakdown right here.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand. He’s also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.