Game of Thrones season 8: White Walkers could return in final episodes, creators hint

Could David Benioff and DB Weiss be bluffing or is a major twist about to be unleashed on fans? 

Game of Thrones creators hint that we might not be done with White Walkers yet

Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8

Game of Thrones fans rejoiced during last week’s episode, when Arya Stark killed the Night King and Westeros’s greatest threat – the White Walkers – was finally annihilated. Yet, the show’s creators, David Benioff and DB Weiss, don’t want you to get so comfortable.

The pair stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to answer a few questions about the finale season. The host began: “A couple of questions — I don’t know if you’ll be able to answer them. Are we for sure done with the White Walkers?”

The duo paused and looked at each other, before Benioff replied: ”We’re not gonna answer that.” Could Benioff and Weiss be bluffing or is a major twist about to be unleashed on fans?

The next episode appears to move events to King’s Landing, as the survivors of the Night King battle prepare to take on Cersei Lannister, Euron Greyjoy and The Golden Company.

Photos show Jon, Daenerys, Tormund, Grey Worm and Samwell bearing torches in memory of Theon, Beric, Lyanna and Ser Jorah.

The creators also revealed that Mike Pence got a stealthy shout-out during the Battle of Winterfell. According to Weiss, director Miguel Sapochnik asked Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, to “say something in Valyrian”.

“Jacob was so tired and so delirious and so out of it that all he could think to yell was ‘Mike Pence, Mike Pence, Mike Pence,’” Weiss said.

The audio was later dubbed over, so the vice president’s name cannot actually be heard, but that is what Anderson was yelling, the co-creator added.

Game of Thrones is available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK, and on HBO in the US.

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