The special effects team for Game of Thrones season 7 is coming off a win at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys for their work in episode 706, “Beyond the Wall.” During their post-ceremony interview, Steve Kullback, one of the producers for the team quipped about a certain character’s life expectancy in season 8. Check it out, and beware the potential SPOILER.
“And we can’t tell you in what episode Tyrion dies…or doesn’t.” Oh boy, who let Steve Kullback near the mic? You can actually see the moment terror crosses the face of each member of the SFX team when it dawns on them what Kullback just said. My favorite reaction is Sam Conway (the chap in the kilt) slamming the palm of his hand into his forehead then quickly reaching for the mic, as the team’s supervisor Joe Baur steps in to change the subject. Too late fellas, the internet has you now.
Perhaps we should just chalk this little foible up to the high of winning Emmy gold, and leave it at that. Sure, Steve Kullback could have simply been making a joke, but there’s also the possibility that he could have legitimately let a season 8 spoiler slip.
The topic of Tyrion’s life or death in season 8 has been gaining steam, as of late. Recently, Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion) talked about that moment in the season 7 finale, when he watched Jon go into Dany’s room on their boat ride to
happy land White Harbor.