Sean Bean has acknowledged that he didn’t watch Game of Thrones after his character, Ned Stark, died. He’s stated that he had no idea how the HBO Series ended. He featured in the first season of the show, which aired in 2011. However, his character was slain in the ninth episode of the first season, Baelor. The last season of Game of Thrones aired in 2019. Several spin-offs are currently in various stages of development.
Sean was asked in an interview with The Times if the Starks’ desire to secede from the rest of Westeros was akin to Brexit. “No,” Sean said. “How did that happen?” He said, “I’ll have forgotten by then, go on,” when the interviewer claimed they didn’t want to add any more material if he wanted to see the Season Climax. “So did Winterfell stay separate?” he inquired about the show’s conclusion. Oh, that’s wonderful for them.”
Sean spoke on what he was thinking moments before Ned died earlier this year, ahead of the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones. “It was horror and disbelief–that Joffrey changed his mind [about exiling Ned] — and then resignation and [realizing that he was] seeing his daughter for the final time, Arya,” he told Entertainment Weekly. I was attempting to recall all four [items]. It wasn’t just a case of, ‘Oh God, I’m having my head hacked off.’ I believe the blend of emotions was what made it what it was.”
“It took like a whole day or so to film it and you have to just remain concentrated on the idea that you’re going to meet your death without fooling around,” he continued regarding filming the sequence. That, and the fact that I was so hot at the moment, certainly helped. Cersei and the kids, in particular, had amazing reactions. That sequence had a lot of tragedy and was quite powerful. Then I buried my head in the block and called it a day.”
House of the Dragon, a Game of Thrones prequel series, began filming in April. On Twitter, HBO announced that House of the Dragon has begun production in the United Kingdom, as well as behind-the-scenes shots from a socially distant table read and shots of the primary actors.