The ending of HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones might be the most hotly-anticipated finale in TV history, and fans across the globe are all absolutely desperate to discover what the ultimate fate of Westeros will be.
Will Jon Snow and Daenerys unite the Seven Kingdoms and vanquish the dreaded Night King and his legion of White Walkers? Or will the undead army besiege the realm and massacre every man, woman, and child? Pretty high stakes, right?
However, despite the probing and prying done by fans on the website Watchers on the Wall (which investigates GoT filming, production and rumours), showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss haven't given much away at all in terms of details of what we might expect when the next season rolls around.
It's currently scheduled to premiere in April 2019 and Benioff and Weiss have promised a spectacular conclusion. They're also keen to make sure no storylines get out beforehand. However, Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner may have foiled their plan, admitting she has revealed the ending to her friends.
In a recent interview with W magazine, Sophie claimed she's had a hard time keeping her mouth shut when it comes to the big finale, and that she's let the cat out of the bag already.
"I’m so bad at keeping secrets," she stated. "I don’t think people tell me things anymore because they know that I can’t keep them. I’ve already told the ending of Game of Thrones to a few people. I was like, 'If you want to know, I’ll tell you.' But it’s people that I know, not random people. It's people that I know will keep the secret."
In a previous interview, Turner discussed the ending of the series with Digital Spy, stating fans will enjoy it because of how unpredictable it will be.
"For me – without giving anything away, I guess – I was satisfied with how unpredictable the show’s ending really is," she said. "People have come up with so many fan theories about how it’s going to end, and who will end up where, and who will end up with who. It really is so unpredictable the way that it ends up. I’m very satisfied with that, and I think that the fans will be satisfied with that, too."
She added that the creators "upped the ante" when it came to battle scenes, also revealing that a number of alternate endings have been filmed to better help keep the details of the final season secret.
Man, all this discussion has really whet my appetite for more Game of Thrones. I'll be really sad when the credits roll and the show's finally over. However, you might be pleased to find out that HBO is also planning a new prequel series.