Game of Thrones season eight premieres on HBO and Sky Atlantic next month with fans of the George RR Martin-written show keen to see the likes of Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) back on-screen. While a number of the Game of Thrones cast have been confirmed to return in the first look images of season eight, some fans think creator Martin could appear in the final series. Here are all the clues to suggest the author will make a cameo in Game of Thrones season eight.
Game of Thrones creator Martin is yet to have a cameo appearance confirmed in season eight.
Martin, himself, has even ruled out the possibility of starring in Game of Thrones’ final run.
Ahead of season eight, Martin told Entertainment Weekly he turned down the chance to star in an episode of the final series.
Martin told the publication: “[Showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do.”
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Game of Thrones season 8: George RR Martin (Image: Getty)
The series creator continued: “But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.”
This wouldn’t have been the first time Martin had appeared on Game of Thrones if he’d chosen to star in season eight.
Die-hard Game of Thrones fans will have noticed Martin’s voice used as Maester Martin in the video game adaptation of the series.
Martin also nearly landed a part in the very first episode of the HBO series.
The Game of Thrones writer even filmed a scene for the pilot episode.
Martin explained to EW: “There was a cameo in the original pilot that was cut.
“I was a guest at Daenerys’ wedding – but that was when she was played by Tamzin Merchant so all that footage got thrown out when we recast with Emilia Clarke.”
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Game of Thrones season 8: Jon Snow and Daenerys (Image: HBO)
While Martin’s omission from the Game of Thrones season eight cast may leave some viewers disheartened, the fact a number of fan-favourites are returning has provided