‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Spoilers: Maisie Williams Teases Sansa’s Death

By Tanya Diente | Mar 13, 2017 03:45 AM EDT
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Maisie Williams recently joked about Sansa Stark's death in "Game of Thrones" Season 8. Meanwhile, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed that the installment is shorter than the previous seasons.

"Game of Thrones" Season 8 only has six episodes, according to Benioff and Weiss. The showrunners confirmed this on Sunday, during a press panel at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. It is one episode shorter than "Game of Thrones" Season 7, which has seven episodes.

Details about "Game of Thrones" Season 8 remain scarce. However, Maisie Williams may have confirmed a major character death. At the same panel, Williams, who plays Arya Stark, jokingly talked about Sansa's death in the installment. One of the audiences wondered why Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, still has blonde hair instead of Sansa's red locks. Williams simply replied, "She's dead."

The young star could have merely joked about Sansa's fate in "Game of Thrones" Season 8. However, according to TV Line, it certainly worried the audiences, who became awkwardly quiet. Benioff reportedly immediately calmed them down when he said, "Don't worry, they won't tell anyone." Still, if Williams' joke turns out to be true then it would certainly disappoint fans of Sansa Stark.

However, Turner may have already confirmed that Sansa is in "Game of Thrones" Season 8 in a previous interview. The actress was asked about her filming schedule for the middle of 2017 when she casually opened up about her return in the series.

According to Den of Geek, Turner let slip that she reprises Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" Season 8. She revealed that she has her schedule free for the filming of the installment, after which she begins work on "X-Men: Supernova."

Clearly, Williams' joke that Sansa Stark is dead in "Game of Thrones" Season 8 contradicts Turner's statement. Regardless, fans will know for sure if Sansa is in the installment if she remains alive by the end of "Game of Thrones" Season 7.

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