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13th Feb 2020

Maisie Williams responds to rumours that Game of Thrones shot an alternate ending

Maisie Williams has responded to the rumours that an alternate ending for Game of Thrones was shot.

It’s been nearly nine months since Game of Thrones came to an end.

But the series’ eighth season (and overall ending) proved to be pretty divisive, with some fans even petitioning the have the last six episodes remade – especially after rumours began that an alternate ending had been shot.

Maisie Williams has now settled the debate once and for all – and it’s bad news for fans who weren’t too keen on the ending of the series.

“We didn’t [film an alternate ending],” she told Metro. “It costs so much money and the schedule was way too tight. We were spending all the money on dragons.”

“I think people wish we did. But…we didn’t! So that’s  your lot,” she added.

Guess that’s settled, so.


The actress was speaking at Sky’s Up next showcase, where the broadcaster unveiled its  largest ever slate of programming for 2020, alongside the commission of 10 new Sky original programmes in drama, comedy and entertainment.

More than 25 stars took to the stage,  including David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Maisie Williams, Billie Piper, Dynamo, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

80 original series will hit Sky screens in 2020, an increase of 25 per cent year-on-year from 2019, together with a 40 per cent boost in the volume of programming from the US.  This is alongside aggregated content from its partnerships with Netflix, offering customers all the best TV in one seamless service.

“2020 is going to be the best year yet for content on Sky – we have over 80 original series and 40% more US shows, we have new channels like Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries launching and we are announcing ten new commissions today.  In an increasingly competitive market, we keep pushing to give our customers what they want, all the best TV, all in one place,” Group CEO, Sky, Jeremy Darroch, said.