Arya FINALLY Joins the Big Battle in 'Game of Thrones' Final Season

Maybe it's something that you didn't really think about in terms of which characters have taken part in which ginormous Game of Thrones battles, but we're happy to report that everyone's favorite murderchild Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) will finally get her chance.


In the recent Entertainment Weekly preview of their big, giant Game of Thrones final season special issue, Williams and director Miguel Sapochnik revealed that Ayra will finally get her fighting chance.

Sapochinik apparently called Williams a full year ahead of filming, to warn her to "Start training now, because this is going to be really hard."

Williams responded, saying:

"I skip the battle every year, which is bizarre since Arya's the one who's been training the most. This is my first taste of it. And I've been thrown in at the deep end.

And I said, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah.' But nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It's night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn't stop. You can't get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there's so much to do that nobody else can do… there are moments you're just broken as a human and just want to cry.

The hard work pays off on this show. After one of those really tough days, you know it's going to be part of something so iconic and it will look amazing."

We cannot WAIT to experience this battle.

Game of Thrones returns for its' 8th and final season on HBO on April 14th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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