It appears that the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones may be wrapping production with a huge scene featuring many of the main cast appearing on set with stunt doubles. However, there is one actor and double that is missing. It hasn't been confirmed that the scene in question will be the last, but the sightings of series writers David Benioff and D.B Weiss on set have signaled that something very important is about to go down. There are potential SPOILERS for Season 8 of Game of Thrones below, so read at your own risk.
Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, and John Bradley have all been spotted on the set of Game of Thrones, but Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clarke has not been spotted, leaving many to believe that her character doesn't make it out of Season 8 alive. While much about the final season of Game of Thrones is being kept secret, it is widely known that the final season will be bittersweet and feature the deaths of some fan-favorite characters.
So, could Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen really be dead? The way Game of Thrones goes through characters, it's not hard to believe at all. But, on the other hand, Clarke is currently on a promotional tour for Solo: A Star Wars Story, which could explain her absence from the set and might not be an indicator of her death on the hit HBO series. A Star Wars movie might be taking precedent over the final season of Game of Thrones for a few weeks.
If Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen is dead, that would be a huge moment for Game of Thrones that not many expected at all. This is all speculation at this point though. It's not even confirmed that the show is getting ready to wrap production at this point. It's being assumed that this is the end because of the grouping of the stars as well as the writers for the series all showing up on the set, which is a pretty rare occurrence. Clarke could still show up, riding a CGI dragon and torching everybody, but that isn't clear at this time.
As for when we'll be able to see the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones, that remains to be a mystery. The show will premiere sometime in 2019, but no official release date has been announced by HBO at this time. Emilia Clarke recently spoke about how the series finale will be divisive amongst fans when it airs. This information pretty much echoes what George R. R. Martin has said by stating that the ending will be "bittersweet." Will Daenerys Targaryen really die? We'll just have to wait until Game of Thrones comes back to HBO sometime next year. This report originated from Express UK.