The stars of “Game Of Thrones” tried to put the series finale controversy behind them during a panel on Friday at Comic-Con, but Seth Rogen just brought it up again.
Seth Rogen, producer of “Preacher”, and the show’s stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Julie Ann Emery and Mark Harelik took the stage at Hall H to talk about the final season of their comic book adaptation, the moderator asked Rogen if “Preacher” or “Game Of Thrones” would have a better ending.
“I’m here, at least, so I think that’s a good sign,” quipped Rogen in reference to “GoT” executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pulling out of their own panel. “I’m willing to show my face.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the moderator then inquired if the Canadian actor knew that “Preacher” would be in its final season when they started filming.
“Yes, we did, 100 percent,” he said. “There was a world where we could have maybe extended it longer, but to us it felt like [it was good] having a show where nearly every episode was propelling the story forward, and moving towards a final conclusion…in a plotted-out way that was hopefully fast-paced and satisfying — you know, like the end of a TV show!”
The jabs didn’t end there. Rogen then expressed, “I’d also like to say, I imagine they regret making Bran the king. Because ultimately he doesn’t have the best story.”
As the Q&A segment rolled around, Rogen told the audience that he would also answer any questions they had about “GoT”. One fan questioned if Rogen thought it was a mistake not to have Jamie Lannister kill Ceresi. “I do, honestly,” he replied while stating that viewers don’t want to follow “these people” for six years only for them to get buried in the rubble.
Although the “Preacher” panel wasn’t all about the HBO show, Rogen did touch on his final season.
“People like this show the most when it’s moving forward fast,” he said. “I think early on in the series we kind of experimented with a slightly more measured pace, and I think we found that that was not our strength and that just a sheer mass of insanity was more the thing that people seemed to like about the show, in combination with the characters and the stories, it seemed like people just liked it to move at a pace that was exciting and we tried to do that more this season, for sure.”
The final and fourth season of “Preacher” premieres on AMC on Aug. 4. You can catch the trailer for the upcoming season above.