In the past couple of weeks, the news has been circling that Jason Momoa is set to reprise his role of Khal Drogo in the last season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. The speculations started after he has been seen on the show’s set in Belfast. Although that sounds exciting and something everyone would like to see, it isn’t happening. It turns out Momoa was just visiting some of his old friends.
“I just showed up to see [producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and I just happened to see people on set,” said Momoa while speaking to Entertainment Weekly. “I haven’t been over there in a long time. You just want to see your friends and you end up to make headlines going, ‘Drogo’s back!’ and I’m like, ‘He’s dead! He can’t come back, it wouldn’t work.'”
Despite the fact that he isn’t on the show anymore, Momoa is involved in the show as a fan and even managed to get some insight into the last season of Game of Thrones. He said the season will be amazing and unbelievable.
“Just knowing how amazing this season is going to be…” said the actor. “It’s going to be the greatest thing that’s ever aired on TV. It’s going to be unbelievable. It’s going to f**k up a lot of people. And it was a bummer because I’m a huge fan and I didn’t want to know what’s going on. I was like, ‘Damn, I didn’t want to know that!'”
Filming of season 8 of the show officially started on October 23, 2017. Although HBO aired one season each year since the show started, that might not be the case this time. HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed that there is a chance that season 8, containing only six episodes, will air in 2019.