David Benioff Says He'll Be 'Very Drunk' When Game of Thrones's Finale Airs
After nearly two years of waiting, the final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in just over a month and fans can hardly contain their excitement. While viewers are busy creating countless theories about how the series might end, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are getting more and more nervous.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Benioff and Weiss talked about the amount of pressure that comes with ending such an immensely popular and epic TV series. “We want people to love it," Weiss declared. "It matters a lot to us. We’ve spent 11 years doing this."
For his part, Benioff explained that, “From the beginning we’ve talked about how the show would end. A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending. Of course we worry.”
When asked what the pair would be doing when the series finale airs on Sunday, May 19, Benioff didn't mince words: “I plan to be very drunk, and very far from the internet.”
#GameOfThrones show runner, David Benioff, says he will be, "very drunk" and "far away from the internet" for the Season 8 finale?
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While it sounds like a smart move to us, fans of the acclaimed HBO series—perhaps unsurprisingly—have read a bit more into Benioff's quote. They've already taken to Reddit to wonder whether this is Benioff's subtle way of warning audiences that they shouldn’t get their hopes up too much with the final season.
The final season of Game of Thrones returns on April 14, 2019.