Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss skipping Comic-Con Panel
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have decided to skip Friday’s HBO panel at Comic-con, according to The Wrap, citing scheduling conflicts as the main reason. But don’t worry, Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Conleth Hill (Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) will all be in attendance to brag about the show’s record 32 Emmy nominations.
The panel takes place on Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Hall H.
Based on the popular (and still unfinished) book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams.
The final season of Game of Thrones won’t be our last trip to Westeros however, as HBO has greenlit a pilot set 1,000 years before the events of the wildly popular sword and sorcery epic. Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast in the as-yet-untitled prequel series. S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones) will direct the pilot.
The 71st Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT) on FOX. The 71st Emmy Awards will be co-produced by Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted.