Game of Thrones exploded a universe of possibilities when it was launched by HBO in 2011. The George R. R. Martin novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, was adapted into the live-action series by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and explores the stories of nine noble families as they wage war against each other in order to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros while a long-dormant supernatural force rises after millenniums and threatens the very existence of the living world.
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Gwendoline Christie Wants To Return To Future GoT Projects
The HBO fantasy drama series was not only successful in its brutal storytelling skill and impossible fantastical plot but also because of the incredible casting. Most of the main characters who would go on to play major roles over the seasons were cast when they were children. However, some of the later additions, like Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth was equally central to the growth of the plot and the series as a whole.
Gwendoline Christie spoke to Comicbook recently about how much the role had meant to her when it first came her way. If given the chance, Christie speaks of reprising the role again in future Game of Thrones projects:
“It’s so funny, isn’t it? Because I will genuinely always be so unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to play Brienne of Tarth. I love the character so much and it came about at a point in my life — it’s something that had never happened before, which is that I read a character that truly spoke to me and spoke about some of my experiences and experiences of my friends that felt like they weren’t being explored on television or in mainstream media.
And what I love now is that these opportunities, like with my project Wednesday with Tim Burton, being afforded the opportunity to be given these parts like Jan Stevens, that feel that they ignite you. And I loved Brienne so much. I also as an actor really wanted the opportunity to do different things. And so, Jan Stevens is glorious, I think I would always be happy to revisit Brienne, but we will have to see. We will have to see. I really love moving forward. And I hope to continue to work on what I do and be as good as I can possibly be. And for those around me.”
Game of Thrones Spin-Off In The Works At HBO
Although Gwendoline Christie had attached emotionally to her counterpart at an integral level, other series protagonists like Emilia Clarke hardly look at their contribution in the same light. Even though her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen was iconic in its transformation from Mhysa to Mad Queen, the role was received critically by viewers.
The other series spearheader, Kit Harrington, who played the extensive fan-favorite role of Jon Snow, is set to star in a Game of Thrones sequel accredited to the character. His journey from the illegitimate child from Winterfell to Aegon Targaryen, true heir to the Iron Throne, was a search for identity and agency in a world of cruelty and deception. The spin-off will most likely follow his narrative after the events of Season 8 and his self-exile.