Game Of Thrones season 8: Iain Glen recalls “emotional and amazing” table read

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Iain Glen, who reprises his role as Ser Jorah Mormont in Game Of Thrones season 8, has been chatting about getting the whole cast together for a table read of the final season. It sounds like an incredible experience…

Chatting to Collider to promote his part in Mrs Wilson, Glen ended up fielding some Game Of Thrones season 8 questions. When asked if the cast weren’t allowed to read all the scripts for the final season, Glen offered this statement:

“No, we always got the scripts. That was true, from the word go. The only thing that was usual about it, this time, was that we all gathered together to read the entire season, before we began. That was very emotional and amazing. We were all around this massive table, with all of the various directors for the season.

“It was a very special time. If they’re to be believed, some people said that they were reading it for the first time, and didn’t know where the story was going. Kit Harrington always said that, and I think I believe him. I don’t know.

“We’d only had a few days to look at it, but it was [showrunners] Dan and David’s way of saying, ‘Here we go, we’re all in this together. This is the story that we’re telling.’ It’s such a big production, and we all go off in various directions, so it was nice to gather everyone in one place, to begin with. We’ve kept people waiting, and I thank people for their patience, but I hope it’ll make sense, when people see it, that it took a bit of time to get it right.”

Game Of Thrones will return to HBO on 14th April, with Sky Atlantic and Now TV handling the UK broadcast.