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This ‘Game of Thrones’ character won’t return to the hit show

The bomb was dropped in a recent interview.
Game of Thrones Cast Behind the Scenes Secrets
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Alert: Spoiler ahead! But first, let’s take a moment to discuss how much we love Game of Thrones. There’s the Game of Thrones bar we’re obsessed with and can’t wait to visit again. There’s our insane spreadsheets with various Game of Thrones theories. Then, of course, there’s the fact that one newsy tidbit of Game of Thrones cast updates can totally make or break any HBO obsessive, Game of Thrones junkies’ day.

Well, how about this for some quality Monday Morning Game of Thrones news: According to a new interview with Indira Varma, who is cast as Ellaria in the hit HBO television series, we’re not going to see the sand snake again, even though her character is still alive in Episode 3. This buzz-worthy new intel was revealed in a spectacular interview for Game of Thrones Varma did with Entertainment Weekly.

"Obviously there’s lots of trimming going on. It’s all coming to a head and you have to get rid of less important characters that the audience hasn’t had the chance to invest in as much," said Varma to Entertainment Weekly. "So I was expecting it. I wasn’t heartbroken. And I was like, 'As long as I die on screen…' and they [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] were like 'Yeah!'”

She adds: "But of course I don’t die on screen. I stay alive, I’m just not going to reappear. I think it’s really clever." In the post-episode interview, we also learned that in regards to what happens, “it’s really dark.” Ah, so much news to take in! Game of Thrones fans, how do you feel about all of this? Are you liking the new season? Having a hard time catching your breath? Or, are you ready to drink your sorrows and fears away at that aforementioned Game of Thrones bar. We’re ready to meet ya!