The Game of Thrones, HBO's series ran for almost 10 years but had an interesting outcome from the San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who portrayed Jaime Lannister on the series was a member of the discussion panel. He defended his character's death in Season 8, but fans were really upset.
The SDCC Director of Programming, Eddie Ibrahim opened the panel with a few remarks while encouraging the crowd to show respect even if they had different opinions regarding the end of Game of Thrones.
In 2019, he told the SDCC attendees that we can disagree sometimes but we do love the content that has brought to them and everyone loved the shows and the movies.
Unfortunately, that was not enough to fen off some fans from literally booing when the subject of the Lannister twins arose. Coster-Waldau tried to address the fans regarding the fates of Jaime Lannister and Cersei Lannister at the panel to no avail.
He explained that the final moments in the Red Keep, during “The Bells” episode made absolute sense for their complicated relationship.
Coster-Waldau said he believed the ending was great. He believed it was perfect for him to end in the arms of Cersei. He also told the audience that it made perfect sense.
Shortly after his comment, some SDCC attendees started booing him because they were upset that Coster-Waldau could not offer better remarks on the showrunners' decision for the ill-fated pair. A showrunner is a leading producer in a series. In the U.S., they are often referred to as the executive producer.
The criticism of Coster-Waldau's statements was followed by HBO's last-minute panel lineup changes. They announced earlier on that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss would not be attending the SDCC 2019. The Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnick and cast members Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) would also not be attending.