The Last Ever Episodes of Game of Thrones Made the Cast Cry

Some things are colder than winter.

During the annual INTV conference in Israel yesterday, Francesca Orsi, the Senior Vice President of drama at HBO, implied that everyone would die, “one by one,” leading up to the shows final episodes. The last season of Game of Thrones will not be a disappointment, promise HBO executives.

The entire cast got very emotional during a table reads for one of the final episodes of Game of Thrones. Everyone was crying, and it ended with a heartfelt 15-minute applause.

“It was a really powerful moment in our lives and our careers,” said Francesca Orsi, while participating in a panel called “The Best of HBO” at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem. “None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths.”

Orsi was accompanied by the shows programming president, Casey Bloys, and Cheif of Drama David Levine. The HBO executive have also revealed that they hope to continue the Game of Thrones magic with potential spinoffs shows. “It feels like corporate malfeasance to not continue it,” said Orsi. “That’s why it spawned three, four, five spinoffs.” Orsi promises that they will live up to the original, and added that “we’re going big.”

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Death is no stranger to Game of Thrones, as the show embraces the killing of fan-favorite characters off the show. That said, there are still many beloved characters who’ve somehow made it to season eight. However, we now know that they too will likely die in the final episodes, which will begin airing sometime in 2019.

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