In a special sneak peek into the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones on Saturday, creator George R.R. Martin revealed that three of the series’ primary fans will be killed off.
“I’m not going to say which ones, but three of Game of Thrones’ most beloved supporters will meet their end in season eight,” said Martin. “I think it’s important for plot development to let people know that nobody is safe, not even people watching the show at home.”
Martin is known for killing off many of the show’s main characters in previous seasons. However, he says killing off fans, even if they’ve been following the series for years, is an important part of the artistic process.
“It’s important in fiction to tell the truth. And the truth is that everyone, including the viewer, will die. You don’t get to live to see the end of the series just because you’ve been a long time fan,” said Martin. “And let’s be honest, you know you’d love to get your skull crushed by The Mountain.”