While “Game of Thrones” may be over, there is still plenty more for fans to see.
On December 3, HBO released “Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection”, an ultra-premium, limited-edition Blu-ray set featuring bonus content, including all-new deleted and extended scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and filmmaker Jeanie Finlay’s documentary “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch” on DVD.
Included in the deleted scenes is a sequence from the third episode of season 8, titled “The Long Night”, in which Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister save Gilly and Missandei after they are confronted by White Walkers in the Winterfell crypt.
Also included in the collectible is the “Game of Thrones: Reunion Special”, a two-part reunion show hosted by Emmy Award winner Conan O’Brien, who joins cast members from the final season, including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and Sophie Turner, as well as previously departed fan-favourites, including Sean Bean, Jason Momoa, and Mark Addy, in front of a live audience in Belfast.
Last month, ET Canada joined HBO for a sneak peek at the reunion special, which also features footage from both the award-winning show and from behind the scenes, in which cast members, including Isaac Hempstead Wright, Gemma Whelan, and Kristofer Hivju, participated in a panel discussion.
Speaking about growing up on set, 20-year-old actor Wright, who played Bran Stark, the Three-Eyed Raven who eventually ends up on the throne, says, “It’s a very surreal position I’ve found myself in where [“Game of Thrones”] was a normality — an unbelievable chance to kind of be a kid and meet all these wonderful people and work in an adult world from the age of 10.”
Opening about the familial ties that the show fostered, he adds, “You know, there are relationships that have come off ‘Game of Thrones’. People have gotten literal families — and ‘Game of Thrones’ [was] the catalyst for that. And so to just be a small part of that and to have had all these fantastic role models and people to learn from — it’s sort of the best school you could have asked for.”
“Game of Thrones: The Complete Series” is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.