HBO has submitted the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale script for an Emmy in the Outstanding Drama Writing category, which reveals that Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion could still be alive and turn up in the highly anticipated Season 8. The two characters were once thought dead after the Wall was destroyed by the Night King and his undead dragon. Many fans believed that Tormund and Beric went down with the wall, but the script reveals how they may have gotten away.
Since HBO submitted the Game of Thrones Season 7 final for the Emmy, the script is available online for anybody to read. The end of the script explains that Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion were able to run off with some allies to "run for their lives and disappear from view" during the Night King's attack on the Wall. While it doesn't explicitly state that they survived, it doesn't say that they are dead either. The full piece of the script reads.
"Tormund and Beric lead their wildling comrades to the stairs carved in the ice. Eastwatch has a massive zig-zag stairway, not an elevator like Castle Black. They run for their lives and disappear from view."
If the two characters are dead, it would mean that their deaths happened off-screen. Game of Thrones is not a series that usually shies away from showing deaths onscreen, so it seems highly probable that Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion will show up at some point in the final season. With that being said, the show could also start off Season 8 with a flashback that details the deaths of Tormund and Beric after the Night King attack on the Wall. Since the show doesn't premiere until sometime in 2019, we have a bit of a wait ahead of us to learn how the hit series will handle Tormund and Beric.
In other Game of Thrones Season 8 news, there are plenty of rumors floating around about the show, but they could all be giant misdirects from fake scripts that were used while filming. Now that the show is in post-production, speculation has been running wild from Jon Snow having a twin brother to Daenerys losing control of the Dothraki and her dragons by the time the final season winds down. However, the hit HBO series has been pretty good about not letting very many spoilers leak out over the years, even when a pretty major HBO leak occurred last year.
HBO is keeping a tight lid on Game of Thrones Season 8 and fans are starving for information. Even a solid release date would be huge news at this time, but the network is doing an excellent job at keeping everybody in suspense. Season 8 will be less episodes with a longer running time, and it's been reported that we're going to see the largest battle in Game of Thrones series history. While we wait for more news, you can head over to HBO to read the Season 7 finale script.