We still have to wait until 2019 but the last season of Game of Thrones’ filming is halfway through.

We might have to wait until 2019 to watch the final season of Game of Thrones but according to a recent interview with Peter Dinklage (who plays quick-witted Tyrion Lannister) at Variety’s Sundance Film Festival, season eight is nearly halfway through filming:

“It’s the final season and we’re really taking our time with this one,” Dinklage said. “[But] it’s time. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping the shark thing.”

When asked if he was sad to be leaving the role of a character as beloved as Tyrion, Dinklage’s choice of words were eerily similar to what A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin has said of the series’ ending: “It’s bittersweet.”

How will A Game of Thrones end? Will The Night King and Jon Snow finally square off once and for all? Will Cersei remain defiant to working with others (without a plan to doublecross on her agenda) when it comes to the looming threat of the White Walkers? Will Daenerys enact revenge for Viserion and/or have a child with her nephew? Sound off in the comments.

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