Game of Thrones Showrunner Hints That the Cast Doesn’t Know How the Series Ends

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Helen Sloan, HBO / Helen Sloan, HBO

Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, fans have a lot of questions—like who will be the one to kill Cersei Lannister, how and when will Jon Snow learn his true parentage (and just how awkward will that make things when he realizes the woman he's in love with is his aunt), and, of course, who—if anyone—will end up on the Iron Throne. The show’s cast has been out and about promoting the series, and no matter how hard they've been grilled about how it will all turn out, nobody seems to be cracking. Could it be because not even some of the show's stars know what will happen in the end?

Multiple cast members have shared their reactions to reading the final script and talked about how it felt to film their final scenes for the series, but recent comments from Game of Thrones co-showrunner David Benioff have us rethinking everything we thought we knew.

While speaking to the press, Benioff teased that one reason why the show's actors have been so great at keeping a secret is because, like Jon Snow, they know nothing.

"The actors think they know the end, because they were all here for the table read. But that’s not to say that we don't employ deception at times,” Benioff said.

While it's possible that Benioff was joking, he added that, “We have had some success in terms of hiding things, but the actors definitely all believe that they know where this season is going to end.” Which makes it sound possible that not everybody knows how the series finale will pan out. But only time—and the show's stars looking as shocked as the fans when the credits finally roll—will tell.

[h/t: Digital Spy]