John Bradley would love to “revisit” Sam Tarly in a Game of Thrones reboot

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John Bradley, who played the bookish Night’s Watchmen Sam Tarly on Game of Thrones, is a very busy man. He already has one major motion picture in theaters: Moonfall, and you can soon see him alongside Jennifer Lopez in Marry Me.

That said, it’s going to be a while before interviewers stop asking him about Game of Thrones — that show was just too big, and with HBO mounting a prequel series coming later this year, it’s still on people’s minds. So if Bradley had the opportunity to play Sam again, would he?

“I think I would,” Bradley told “We all played the characters on that show for such a very long time. When we said goodbye to them, it felt like we were abandoning them almost. I sometimes think I lived as Samwell for 10 years. I got to know him so well, got to know his hopes and fears and dreams.”

"And then one day you wake up and you just don’t have to think about him anymore and that was a strange feeling. I just want to know what’s happened to him and I’d love to know what he was up to. And he just felt like we were turning our backs on these… It’s like turning your back on an old friend. You get to know them so well and suddenly you’re not in your life anymore. So I’d love to go back and revisit him one day and find out what he’s been up to in the last few years. That’d be lovely."

Game of Thrones prequels are coming to HBO

At the moment, HBO has a few Game of Thrones spinoff ideas in the hopper. The biggest is House of the Dragon, which is set some 200 years before the original show; that’s the only one we know for sure will make it to TV. It also looks like they’re moving forward on a Tales of Dunk & Egg spinoff, which is set about 90 years before Game of Thrones.

We haven’t heard anything about shows or movies that catch up with the characters from the original show, but anything is possible. Arya’s adventures west of Westeros maybe present the most obvious avenue to explore, although Sam’s adventures as the Grand Maester to King Bran the Broken could be fun, too.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves: we’ll see how things go with House of the Dragon first. As for Bradley, Marry Me opens in theaters this weekend.

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