John Bradley Talks The End Of ‘Game of Thrones’: “We Don’t Know How It Ends”

With HBO series Game of Thrones winding down, it hardly feels like it. Each season has brought more to the story and development, all while stunning us with the different locations around Westeros.

While promoting Sky1’s telefilm The Last Dragonslayer, Bradley talked to Digital Spy about the HBO show,

“It’s interesting thinking about the end of Game of Thrones. Because we don’t know how it ends – we don’t know who wins or who loses – we’ve got no idea what kind of story we’re telling We don’t know if it’s an indictment of how bad people can triumph if good men do nothing, or a redemptive story about good triumphing over evil. We just don’t know, so that mystery has fed in to everything we’ve done so far.”

He also described the seventh season as “unfilmable” and added,

“But you find that every year. You read it and you think, ‘They’ve really stitched themselves up here, because there’s no way they can get this on screen’ – and then 10 months later, there it is!”

At this point, it’s safe to say the only people that know, or have at least a clue, on how the series will end is George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the books that the show is based on, and D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the showrunners.

Martin talked to Time about Game of Thrones, and he had this to say about the ending of the series,

“I think you need to have some hope…we all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I’m attracted to the bittersweet ending. People ask me how Game of Thrones is gonna end, and I’m not gonna tell them … but I always say to expect something bittersweet in the end. You can’t just fulfill a quest and then pretend life is perfect.”

The seventh season will air sometime next summer, and the eighth season with air sometime in 2018.