“We’re doing the first table read on Sunday for the first three episodes, second table reading on Monday, then we start rehearsals, then we start shooting,” Liam Cunningham, who plays onion knight Ser Davos Seaworth, just told those assembled at New York Comic Con.
Still unknown is when HBO will bother to air the final six – but with production underway we know we won’t have to endure a “Curb”-size six-year hiatus. (Smart money for the next “Thrones” episode is on 2019.)
Cunningham also said he’s received six scripts for the final six movie-size episodes for “Game of Thrones,” but he hasn’t get gotten around to reading them!
I gather that George R.R. Martin, who has been writing the novels on which “Game of Thrones” is based, still may not know with a lot of detail how the print version of his saga will end.
If Martin lives to complete the “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring” – the final two (still unpublished) novels in the series – I wonder if one day, after we’re all dead, ABC or Syfy or Amazon or Sony or Atari will mount some manner of remake incorporating Martin’s definitive text denouement.
And maybe our descendants will finally see screen versions of Lady Stoneheart, Coldhands, Jeyne Westerling, Arianne Martell, Strong Belwas and all the other characters who never found their way into the HBO version.