Actress wants character 'to be a bit of a lone ranger'
Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has outlined her hopes for how the show will conclude the story of her character Arya Stark.
Following news that season seven of the hit HBO fantasy drama has been delayed, Williams has spoken to People about how she would like the final two seasons to play out.
“I’d love for [Arya] to be a bit of a lone ranger,” Williams said. “I’d love for her to be kind of like The Hound [GoT character played by Sandor Clegane]. I don’t really want her to reunite with her family [Sansa Stark and Jon Snow] because I don’t think that they’re the same people any more or that she’s the same person any more. I think she’s better off on her own. I’d love for her to be alive, actually, and be her own boss.”
Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister in the show, meanwhile added that she “thinks” her character “meets a huge, great death by Arya”.
As previously reported, the air date for season seven of Game Of Thrones has been pushed back.
Typically, each new series of the HBO show has started in April, but that will not be the case with the penultimate series.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have revealed that the new series won’t begin until later in 2017.
“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later,” they said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast.
“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.
“So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”
Season seven will only have seven episodes instead of the usual 10, while the showrunners have previously confirmed the series will finish after season eight.