Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and Dan Weiss on Night King’s origins

It’s virtually laborious to think about that the Night King in Game of Thrones is an unique creation for the collection and never really in George R.R. Martin’s books. But he (it?) is. The character was initially launched in Season four and first performed by Richard Brake, then later performed by Vladimir Furdik.

In a current interview with Entertainment Weekly, GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss defined why they created the character for the collection. In brief, they favored the concept that the White Walkers weren’t these historical issues that had been round because the starting of time. They had a historical past—and an origin that might be simply traced again to the current previous.

“We’ve seen what the White Walkers do, we’ve seen how they perpetuate themselves and created the wights,” mentioned Weiss. “If you’re going backwards, nicely, they made this stuff … so what made them? We all the time favored the implication that they weren’t some sort of cosmic evil that had been round because the starting [of] time however that the White Walkers had a historical past — that one thing that appears legendary and mythological and everlasting wasn’t.”

Weiss went on to clarify that the White Walkers “had a historic trigger that was understandable like the way in which the wars on display screen we’re seeing unfold are understandable. They’re the results of individuals, or beings, with motivations we will perceive.”

“And once you go back into that flashback scene, that required a person there — and that was Vlad, who for a long time was our best stuntman,” Benioff added, in reference to Furdik.

Benioff famous that he doesn’t consider the Night King as evil, however “as Death.” 

“And that’s what he wants — for all of us,” Benioff added. “It’s why he was created and that’s what he’s after.”

Fans must wait just a bit whereas longer to see what occurs when the Night King leads his military of undead White Walkers (together with an undead dragon!) to Westeros. Winter is certainly coming.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its last season starting Sunday, April 14.

(Via EW)

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