Sorry, Game of Thrones fans. It turns out that Jason Momoa won't be returning as Khal Drogo for the show's final season next year. The actor has confirmed, despite recent rumors, he's done with the world of Westeros. Unfortunately, when he was spotted on set during filming of the hit HBO series, it was just to see some of his old friends and to visit a couple of the producers on the show.
Jason Momoa has been very busy promoting Justice League and filming Aquaman, but he recently made some time to visit the set of Game of Thrones. That led to some speculation, but that speculation was incorrect. Momoa is happy to point out, bringing Drogo back wouldn't really make a lot of sense anyway. Here's what he had to say about it.
"I just showed up to see [producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I just happened to see people on set. I haven't been over there in a long time. You just want to see your friends and you end up make headlines going, 'Drogo's back!' and I'm like, 'He's dead! He can't come back, it wouldn't work.'"
Even though Jason Momoa only played Khal Drogo for one season of Game of Thrones, he's remained a fan-favorite ever since. So it's understandable that there's a desire to see him come back, but he's dead for good. However, Momoa did reveal that, during his visit, he did get some things spoiled for Game of Thrones season 8. Though he didn't want that to be the case, what he's seen is enough to convince him that the final season of Game of Thrones is going to be the "greatest thing that's ever aired on TV." That's a bold statement, but he seems enthusiastic.
"Just knowing how amazing this season is going to be...It's going to be the greatest thing that's ever aired on TV. It's going to be unbelievable. It's going to f*** up a lot of people. And it was a bummer because I'm a huge fan and I didn't want to know what's going on. I was like, 'Damn, I didn't want to know that!"
As if fans aren't excited enough already about Game of Thrones' final season, that should help. Game of Thrones season 8 is only going to consist of six episodes, but HBO is pouring a ton of money into them and is going to make it a big spectacle. HBO has yet to announce a premiere date for Game of Thrones season 8 yet, but an Entertainment Weekly interview piece with Jason Momoa reveals that it's possible the show could get pushed to early 2019. Fans certainly don't want to wait that long for the final batch of Game of Thrones episodes, but HBO won't air them until the episodes are ready.