Maisie Williams discusses the possibility of reprising her role as Arya Stark in a ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff. Keep reading to find out.
From 2011 to 2019, the HBO‘s fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novel series, aired for eight seasons and was one of the most popular shows on television for much of that period. It holds the record for most Primetime Emmy wins for a drama series with 59, and despite the fact that season 8 was a polarising finale, many people still consider it one of the best television shows ever filmed.
- Maisie Williams is open to the GOT spin off idea
- But, is she returning for real?
While the show followed an ensemble cast of characters with linked stories, Williams’ Arya Stark was one of the most popular protagonists, with one of the show’s most dramatic arcs. Despite her defiant spirit, which she shared with the other Stark siblings, she was trained as a Faceless One, which she then used to wreak devastation on her family’s adversaries. She became one of the show’s most accomplished heroes in Season 8, as she was the one who finally killed the Night King and defeated the White Walker.
Maisie Williams is open to the GOT spin off idea
Now, in an interview with GQ, Williams was being questioned if she would ever consider resuming her part in a future ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff. While she doesn’t rule anything out, she makes it clear that her response is in no way a confirmation, and that no such return is presently being planned. Williams, on the other hand, would be open to the concept of an Arya comeback provided it made sense for her career and the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe.
‘The spin-off! It’s coming!’ Because it’s not. It has to be the right time and the right people. It has to be right in the context of all the other spin-offs and the universe of ‘Game of Thrones’. […] It has to be the right time for me.”
But, is she returning for real?
Even if most ‘Game of Thrones’ fans would love to see more of Williams’ beloved portrayal in the part, the subject of Arya’s reappearance is sure to divide viewers. Many viewers want a complete redo of Season 8, and any future movie or show returning any of the original characters would have to face with the weight of that backlash.
Williams’ careful consideration of the in-universe context before giving any approval appears to be a sensible move. While Arya is likely the least contentious choice to bring back, given that her story is widely regarded as having fulfilled its original promise, Williams’ meticulous evaluation of the in-universe circumstances before giving any approval appears to be a prudent approach.
However, the anticipation for the upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff ‘House of the Dragon’, on the other hand, indicates that fans are eager to return to Westeros. The new series has the advantage of being set a few centuries before the events of its parent show, which means it doesn’t have any of the show’s narrative baggage and has a real chance of recapturing the magic that enchanted so many people around the world. ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8’s failure may even work in its advantage, lowering expectations to the point where any level of success will be welcomed by returning viewers.
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