Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Promises a Satisfying Game of Thrones Finale

Game of Thrones: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau promises a satisfying finale

Speaking with The WrapGame of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discussed his character Jaime Lannister’s development over the course of the series, his relationship with his sister Cersei, and – most importantly – teasing bits of information concerning the finale of the popular series.

Coster-Waldau teased the outlet about the finale of the eighth season, reassuring everyone that the finale would bring everything together:

“I read it, and I wrote [creators] Dan [“D.B.” Weiss] and David [Benioff] and said I don’t think they could have done a better job. I mean, when I read it — I’ve spent so many years working on this and been guessing and trying to figure out how this will end — and when I read it, some of the parts of it I’d get, and other parts of it were just completely shocking and surprising.”

“And it wasn’t, there were none of those horrible — you know shows where it’s a murder mystery and at the very last minute you find out it doesn’t make sense? But here all the pieces fit into this massive jigsaw puzzle.”

At the end of last season, Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her immense army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) has now become Queen after the death of her children. The Night King’s (Vladimir Furdik in Season 6) army is heading south, and a battle appears to be imminent.

The executive producers of Game of Thrones Season 7 are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; and producers are Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.

Game of Thrones will air in the first half of 2019 on HBO.