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Game of Thrones season 8 finale ‘will not please everybody’

Ser Jorah actor Iain Glen says divisive script is ‘rather brilliant’

As Game of Thrones has grown into a cultural phenomenon with global appeal, fans and critics alike have been scratching their heads over how the sprawling show can come to a conclusion that satisfies everyone.

The final script has now been released to the cast and crew, and Iain Glen - who portrays Ser Jorah Mormont in the show - has said that although the finale may not please everybody, it is “rather brilliant”.

“I am one of the few people who has read the script and I know the ending and what happens,” he told The Indian Express.

“When I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant. I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes. I felt [it was the] conclusion.

“But we will have to see. You know with something this big like Game of Thrones, you cannot please everyone. All I can say is that we will be doing what we have done before, and the writers have written great episodes.”

Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark, agrees. “As long as we can reconcile with ourselves that we’re happy with how it ends, it won’t matter what anyone else thinks, really,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

“As long as we feel we’ve done the story justice, and have done justice to the creator’s universe and vision, then that’s really all we can hope for. It won’t go the way some people want. It will be too happy for some people, or too sad, or too whatever. That’s the nature of an ending.”

The final season is currently shooting and is set to air on HBO and Sky Atlantic in spring 2019.

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