Hafthor Bjornsson, the actor behind Ser Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in Game of Thrones has claimed the hugely popular TV show should have had another series after its widely aired season 8.
The final season of Game of Thrones was one of the most anticipated events in television history. After 8 biting years, we finally got to see who finally got to see the Night King slain and the true ruler of Westeros crowned.
It’s never easy to end such an epic series and there will always be criticism. However, the response to GoT season 8 has been particularly negative to say the least with the backlash looming over the showrunners for the upcoming House of Dragons prequel.
Still, Twitch streamer and GoT actor Hafthor Bjornsson spoke out against hate. Though he thinks another season would have helped bring the fantasy drama to a more satisfying end.
Hafthor Bjornsson Defends GoT Season 8
On August 6, Bjornsson was joined by Twitch star Mizkif who asked his opinion on GoT’s controversial season 8.
“I get this question so often,” Bjornsson said. “I think the show is amazing and I think overall last season was good. But I understand the fans. A lot of things happened quite quickly.
He added that he wished another season, if not “more”, could be done to bring the show to its conclusion because “there was so much to say in such a short time”.
Icelandic strongman Bjornsson played the hulking and renowned knight ‘The Mountain’ in the show from the fourth until the final season in 2019.
There were various plot points and character choices in Season 8 that continue to irritate fans. One of the main criticisms being that the end of the White Walkers and how Bran the Broken became King of Westeros was only crammed into 6 episodes.
Game of Thrones fans may not have had the ending they were hoping for. However, the sequel show based on beloved hero Jon Snow that’s currently in the works might be the answer to their prayers.