Game of Thrones season 8 is premiering on HBO at some point this April, and there are many different characters you can expect to see.
Yet, there are some others that have vanished within the series’ either, and clearly Jason Momoa’s Drogo is one of them. He departed the show after the very first season, though even with that early exit in mind, the character has still become somewhat of a fan favorite. He’s been featured in a number of rather-interesting ways over the years beyond the show (including on Saturday Night Live) — he became such a different character beyond initial expectations and his role in Daenerys’ life is pivotal to the show’s overall journey.
It’s with the latter in mind that Momoa is more than happy with the way in which his arc on the series concluded. Speaking on that subject via the New York Daily News as a part of his promotion of Aquaman, the actor had the following to say on the subject:
“I’m actually really, really happy with how it all turned out because, you know, you just can’t keep that character alive … Even when I watch it, it just wouldn’t fit.”
Ultimately, one of the biggest strengths for Game of Thrones really throughout the entirety of its run is that it has constantly been fairly aware of when to allow certain characters to continue but also when it’s okay to let certain people go. It’s not just about staying true to the George R.R. Martin source material, especially since the show drifted away from that in some ways a really long time ago. Instead, it’s also about figuring out some ways in which to bring something to the table that is fresh and different from anything that we’ve had a chance to see before. You want to show that death matters, and you also want to show the impact of said death on the lives of some other characters. So many people within the Game of Thrones world were born in some way out of tragedy, and they have to find a way to get stronger from there.
In the end, there’s also no reason for Momoa to feel unbearably sad about his end on Game of Thrones, given that he’s had another series role in Frontier and of course he would have a harder time being Aquaman if he was still a part of the show.
Who is your own personal favorite Game of Thrones character who is no longer with us? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: HBO.)