Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 is heartbreaking

Hailing from Denmark, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is one of the 18 members of the main cast of “Game of Thrones” Season 8. The Danish actor will reprise his role as Ser Jaime Lannister.

In a recent interview with Golder Derby, Coster-Waldau was asked to describe “Game of Thrones” Season 8. Trying to avoid giving out spoilers, he said the upcoming season of the HBO series is “surprising, enormous, heartbreaking, satisfying, shocking and heartbreaking again.”

Aside from Coster-Waldau, there are 10 male members of the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 main cast. They are Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Conleth Hill as Varys, Jerome Flynn as Bronn and Joe Dempsie as Gendry.

Also returning in “Game of Thrones” Season 8 are Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams as the sisters, Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, respectively. The other actresses in the main cast are Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 is scheduled to premiere in 2019. Both directed by David Nutter, the first and second episodes of the new and final season of the HBO series were written by Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman, respectively.

The most recent episode of the show aired on August 27, 2017. In “Game of Thrones” Season 7 episode 7 titled “The Dragon and the Wolf,” Jaime deserted Cersei and rode north after her confession that she intended to use the Golden Company of Braavos to secure her hold on Westeros.

In other news, Coster-Waldau is set to star in “The Silencing,” a film to be directed by Anders Engstom, Deadline reported. He and van Houten will also star in “Domino.”

Meanwhile, watch Coster-Waldau and Christie interview each other here:

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