This ‘Game of Thrones’ Character Was Originally Supposed to Survive to the End

Collider | 5/23/2019 | Dave Trumbore
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While the hot takes on that Game of Thrones series finale might be cooling off and the wall-to-wall coverage is beginning to crumble, the story behind the story has yet to be fully told. We’re here for all the behind-the-scenes anecdotes that the cast and crew would like to share now and in the years to come. And it’s not all tea-spilling and sipping, sometimes there are just really interesting decisions that were made (or unmade) that would have had some pretty drastic changes in how the story ultimately played out. For example, one particular character who didn’t survive the final season was originally supposed to make it all the way to the end and beyond. Here’s your time to turn away if you are still concerned about spoilers.

As EW reports, Iain Glen, Ser Jorah Mormont himself, was meant to survive Season 8, at least when the final season was originally being scripted. Show writer Dave Hill talked about the decision to scrap the idea to have Mormont accompanying Jon Snow beyond The Wall in the far north during the final scene, opting instead to have the complex character die in defense of his love and his Queen, Daenerys, during “The Long Night.”

Decision

Here’s how that decision came about:

“For a long...
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