Actor Sean Bean had previously revealed that a reunion special had been taped with all of the show’s cast members, past and present, being in attendance. This is the first time, though, that HBO have confirmed the news.
“Conan O’Brien did this thing. It was the last episode, so we all got together… it was good! It’s funny with work, you don’t really keep in touch. You do so many types of jobs in that part of the world. It’s just like whenever I see old friends or even old drama school friends, it’s just the same, we pick up where we left off last time.”
He added: “They decided to get all the characters together for a bit for this big show in Belfast and he kind of hosted the evening.”
Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that HBO will not broadcast the episode, but will instead make the episode available on the complete seasons 1-8 box set.
While a release date for that has not yet been announced, it will likely appear after the show’s final outing next year – with the remaining episodes due to start broadcasting on Sky Atlantic in the UK in April 2019.
Meanwhile, there were reports of Game of Thrones fans being “appalled” yesterday (November 28) after a series of spoiler posters from seasons 1-7 appeared in New York ahead of the show’s ending.