Game of Thrones Season 6 is nearing to an end and the tension is heating up on the possible death of a major character. However, there are reports revealing five characters who will likely to survive the harshness of the season finale.
Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 9 titled “Battle of the Bastards” featured the death of Lord Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon). The past episodes also showed deaths of some characters and there are speculations that the season finale will be as bloody as it could be. Luckily, hints are given that five characters will stay alive.
According to Nellie Andreeva of Deadline, there are negotiations for five of the Game of Thrones biggest stars, something that secures their participation in Season 8, while giving them big raises.
“I hear mainstays Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke(Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) will all be paid north of $500,000 an episode for Season 7, which has been officially picked up, and Season 8, which is widely expected. HBO has not specified the size of the order for Season 7, but speculation has been that both Season 7 and Season 8 would be shorter than the standard for the show 10 episodes, possibly seven episodes (Season 7) and six episodes (Season 8).” Andreeva wrote.
According to Forbes, the same group signed for Game of Thrones Season 7 worth $300,000 per episode. This means that HBO is serious in securing the stars to finish out the home stretch of the show.
There were previous reports wherein Kit Harrington spoke about the death of Daenerys Targaryen (It is a lie as always). His character Jon Snow died once but was resurrected. Jaime Lannister was also involved in the siege at Riverrun but only the Blackfish was the only casualty.
The contract negotiations for Game of Thrones Season 8 only means that we will see more of Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Jaime Lannister in the succeeding episodes.
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