‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Reveal Their Favorite Character Deaths


David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did a show full of death. But one in particular resonated.

Appearing on a new episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the showrunners were asked to name their favorite character death.

“With Thrones, there was so much killing of good guys,” Weiss said, “and we finally got to really kill both Joffrey in season 4 and Ramsay Bolton in season 6. It was fun to go back to the old-fashioned joys of just killing off a really bad guy.”

Bolton, played by Iwan Rheon, was one of the most evil characters in the series. Thus, his death by being devoured by hounds “felt like it was balancing the scales a little,” Weiss said.

Benioff agreed about Bolton’s death. “You don’t really see the death. You see some of it in the background, but you don’t really see the death,” he said. “What you do see is Sophie [Turner]’s smile. It was all in one shot, and we did it seven times or something… She nailed it on the seventh or eighth time, and it was just that feeling of — that’s so epic. Sophie was so good. When she got that shot, I felt like I can now die happy.”


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