It’s very nearly time for Game of Thrones season 8, and we’ve all been waiting for the cast to accidentally drop a huge spoiler bombshell. Sadly, they’ve all been very careful. While Sophie Turner did admit she shared the ending with her nearest and dearest, and Kit Harington claimed that his wife, Rose Leslie, didn’t talk to him for three days when he spoiled the final for her, no one has really given anything away.
Leaving us with a huge stack of questions: Will Jon and Dany rule Westeros together when the war is over? What terrifies Arya so much in the first full-length trailer? And is Bran Stark the Night King?
Well, the actor who plays the Night King might have just dropped the biggest Game of Thrones season 8 spoiler yet and we’re not forgetting it in a hurry.
Vladimir Furdik revealed that his character is, in fact, after one person in particular. Now this is particularly interesting to Game of Thrones fans because it means that the Night King has a motive for waging his icy war on Westeros. Still unclear on what exactly that motive is, but it’s there.
He told Entertainment Weekly: ‘People will see he has a target he wants to kill, and you will find out who that is.
‘There’s also that moment [in Hardhome, the eighth episode of season five] when Jon Snow was on the boat and the Night King looked at him and raised his arms — there’s a similar and even stronger moment between Jon and the Night King this time.’
So now we know that the Night King is after someone, and that he comes face to face with Jon once again. Is he the target? Is that too obvious? Or has the Night King been coming for Bran this whole time?
Not long until we find out…