The final season of Game of Thrones was incredibly divisive, with many declaring it a dismal failure and disappointment. Those are harsh words, but there have even been campaigns to remake that last batch of episodes, presumably with a better resolution than Bran Stark ending up on the Iron Throne.
While most cast members have defended how the series ended, Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams has a slightly different take.
Revealing that she recently rewatched Game of Thrones from start to finish, Williams admitted (via SFFGazette.com), "It definitely fell off at the end." Adding that the HBO series "started really strong," she continued: "It kinda popped off. For the longest time...I could never see it from the outside. So I could never say that and actually understand it."
"For the first time, it feels good to be proud of it. It was 10 years of my life," Williams noted. "I was heartbroken when Ned died, yet I knew it was coming."
Since the show wrapped up, HBO has started developing a number of spinoffs and prequels, with House of the Dragon's first season concluding this past Sunday. A second batch of episodes has already been announced, while a Game of Thrones sequel series is in the early stages of development revolving around Kit Harington's Jon Snow.
Would Wiliams be open to appearing in that?
"It has to be the right time and the right people," she says. "It has to be right in the context of all the other spinoffs and the universe of 'Game of Thrones.' It has to be the right time for me."
The future does look bright for the franchise, and if any familiar faces from Game of Thrones are going to start appearing, it will be in the untitled Jon Snow project. Only time will tell on that front, but we're confident fans will have plenty to say about Williams' assessment of that controversial final season!