At least one “Game of Thrones” star doesn’t seem worried about how the show’s fans react to the series finale when it eventually comes.
Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Brandon Stark–now the Three-Eyed Raven–revealed some details about the upcoming final season of “Game of Thrones” and admitted that some people won’t be happy with the way it ends.
“Naturally, when anything is coming toward its finale, especially something as consistently brilliant as ‘Game of Thrones,’ naturally people are concerned about whether we can do this justice: ‘Are they going to fuck this up at the last minute?’ Obviously, people will hold us to a higher standard: ‘That didn’t make sense!’ Definitely more than other seasons,” Wright told The Hollywood Reporter.
While he believes “It’s fair enough that people are very antsy and concentrated” on the show being perfect with the kind of success they’ve had, he knows that some fans will be unsatisfied with the eventual conclusion and is perfectly fine with it.
“We’re all so confident in the way this story goes and the message it gives and how the whole story arc works. Season seven was a marvel in terms of epic, fast-paced, exciting storytelling. As long as we can reconcile with ourselves that we’re happy with how it ends, it won’t matter what anyone else thinks,” the 18-year-old actor continued. “As long as we feel we’ve done the story justice, and have done justice to George’s universe and David and Dan’s vision, then that’s really all we can hope for.”
Even though Wright realizes already that some fans will be upset by how the story comes to a close, he still thinks the cast and crew are going to “smash it” and deliver yet another action-packed season to wrap it all up.
“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. Midway through a season, there’s always the idea that this is going to continue and somewhere along the way we’ll make up for it all,” he explained. “When it comes to a conclusion, this is the end. Nothing more is coming, and the certainty of it being over will definitely bother people. But overall, I think we’re going to smash it.”