AP: The talking dead: Life during and after ‘Game of Thrones’

This combination of photos released by HBO shows, from left, Kerry Ingram portraying Shireen Baratheon, Eugene Simon portraying Lancel Lannister, Sibel Kekilli portraying Shae, Esme Bianco portraying Ros and Julian Glover portraying Grand Maester Pycelle in the HBO series "Game of Thrones." The final season premieres on Sunday. (HBO via AP)

April 10, 2019
MESFIN FEKADU

This combination of photos released by HBO shows, from left, Kerry Ingram portraying Shireen Baratheon, Eugene Simon portraying Lancel Lannister, Sibel Kekilli portraying Shae, Esme Bianco portraying Ros and Julian Glover portraying Grand Maester Pycelle in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The final season premieres on Sunday. (HBO via AP)
This image released by HBO shows Eugene Simon portraying Lancel Lannister in a scene from “Game of Thrones.” The final season premieres on Sunday. (HBO via AP)
FILE – This April 3, 2019 file photo shows actress Esmé Bianco at HBO’s “Game of Thrones” final season premiere in New York. Bianco portrayed Ros in the series. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
This March 29, 2019 photo shows actor Eugene Simon, who portrayed Lancel Lannister in the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. The final season of the series premieres on Sunday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
This March 29, 2019 photo shows actress Kerry Ingram posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. Ingram portrayed Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The final season of the series premieres on Sunday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
This image released by HBO shows Eugene Simon portraying Lancel Lannister in a scene from “Game of Thrones.” The final season premieres on Sunday. (HBO via AP)
This March 29, 2019 photo shows actress Kerry Ingram posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. Ingram portrayed Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The final season of the series premieres on Sunday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
This March 29, 2019 photo shows actor Eugene Simon, who portrayed Lancel Lannister in the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. The final season of the series premieres on Sunday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
This March 29, 2019 photo shows actress Kerry Ingram posing for a portrait in Los Angeles. Ingram portrayed Shireen Baratheon in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The final season of the series premieres on Sunday. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, how special it must feel to land a role on a new pilot for HBO — or better yet, get a call saying you’ve got the part on the show that has become a pop culture phenomenon — only to know that your character could be killed off.

On the spot. Anytime. Maybe in the same way as the book from which the show was adapted. Or maybe not.

That’s been one of the running themes of the groundbreaking “Game of Thrones” — which premieres its eighth and final season Sunday on HBO.

An adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss launched the series in 2011, unsure how the fantasy drama full of sword fights, dragons and horses would do with TV viewers.

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The talking dead: Life during and after ‘Game of Thrones’
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The talking dead: Life during and after ‘Game of Thrones’
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Oh, how special it must feel to land a role on a new pilot for HBO — or better yet, get a call saying you’ve got the part on the show that has become a pop culture phenomenon