The season finale of Game of Thrones, the most popular “water cooler show” in recent memory, was…divisive to stay the least. But that doesn’t mean its vanished from the cultural memory. And while WB’s other big properties aren’t going to be popping up in biggest venue at SDCC this year, their friends at HBO aren’t going to go unrepresented in Hall H. That’s right, Game of Thrones is coming back to Hall H at SDCC for one last go-round!
As the cast of the George RR Martin brainchild will be convene to discuss the hotly debated finale and maybe unveil some secrets about what happened behind the scenes on everyone’s favorite sword and sorcery and political intrigue drama. According to Deadline, HBO is still in deep negotiations with CCI regarding the overall details (such as who among the cast will actually appear), though it seems likely that you’ll get some kind of solid combination of Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead Wright.
Though I’m kinda hoping for Pilou Asbæk! Didn’t anyone else find him hilarious as Euron Greyjoy? A totally ridiculous mustache twirler just when the show needed it.
Martin, himself, is expected to again appear at SDCC. Surely ready to answer all fan questions about what’s taking so damn long to write The Winds of Winter.
This will be the first time in two years that the series has had a presence in Hall H. They’ll be joined this year by other mainstays like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and the rest of the CW comics cohort, including presumably the debuting Batwoman. As we reported last week, Hall H will be a bit thin on DC properties, though one wonders if HBO might make a strong push for Watchmen, which debuts this Fall on the premium channel. The Damon Lindelof-showrun series that acts as a pseudo-sequel to the original Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comics could very well make a huge splash without the long shadow of their big-screen brethren being cast on them.
Regardless of how involved HBO gets this year though, it’s going to be a television focused year for sure!
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