Christmas is just two days away, and in the spirit of giving, actor John Bradley—the lovable Samwell Tarly on Game of Thrones—has just gifted us all with some intriguing sound bites regarding Game of Thrones Season 7, as well as the ending of the series.
Digital Spy asked Bradley whether there’s a moral to this story. So far as he’s concerned, the true meaning of Game of Thrones will reveal itself when it wraps up in Season 8. “[W]e don’t know how it ends,” he says, “we don’t know who wins or who loses – we’ve got no idea what kind of story we’re telling.”
We don’t know if it’s an indictment of how bad people can triumph if good men do nothing or a redemptive story about good triumphing over evil. We just don’t know, so that mystery has fed into everything we’ve done so far.
The bad people and the good people do seem to be lining up for a confrontation, like folks like Cersei and Euron on one side and Jon Snow and Daenerys on the other. And then there’s the Night King waiting in the wings….
Bradley also reiterated that Season 7 will have only seven episodes, but apparently they’ll be chock full of spectacle. Talking about the scripts, Bradley was convinced that some of the scene would be “unfilmable.”
But you find that every year. You read it and you think, ‘They’ve really stitched themselves up here because there’s no way they can get this on screen’ – and then 10 months later, there it is!
I wonder which unfilmable scenes Bradley is talking about here. Could he be referring to something from that massive Season 7 plot leak? Or is there going to be some internet breaking, mind-blowing plot twist that none of us will see coming? Color me excited!
As for other projects Bradley is involved with, he’ll play an assistant to a young heroine in the Sky 1 family film The Last Dragonslayer, which will air on Christmas day. Here’s a trailer for that:
Looks to be a fun ride…and hey, it’s got dragons! So Bradley must have been comfortable.