Game of Thrones spoilers: Major character missing from episode 1
Game of Thrones and leaks are pretty synonymous. HBO had a tough time combating them in the past as multiple episodes of the series were leaked online before the official release. Prior to the eighth and final season of the fantasy saga, the makers took elaborate steps to prevent leaks. Things went HBO’s way for over a year until someone recently messed up. The culprit? HBO itself! The network possibly leaked the entire list of cast for the upcoming episode of the eighth season.
The cast list appeared on the official HBO website and has been removed since then. The list confirmed the names of 30 actors but missed out a very important character. That could indicate that this character may be absent from the first episode. The rest of the cast list was more or less expected. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Lena Heady (Cersei) and others make a return, along with Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion). The last two were seen being attacked by the White Walkers at The Wall in the seventh season.
Finally, the big omission. Vladimir Furdik was not on the list. In case you’re wondering, Furdik plays the role of the Night King. This could indicate that Season 8 will start without a scene involving the White Walkers – the biggest threat to Westeros.