It's finally over, Game of Thrones is coming to an end after eight epic seasons. We finally have answers to some of the biggest questions we've ever had about the show, but I'll fight the urge to post spoilers here because I know some people are waiting until after the finale to binge the whole thing.
One huge question that still looms is an obvious one: what now? Not in the sense of the show, that's over and HBO has some spinoffs lined up to feed our desire for more of Westeros, Essos and the whole Game of Thrones universe. But what are all of our favorite actors from the show going to do now? Where can I see Jaime Lannister and my Khaleesi next? Where can I get more of that Cersei Lannister scowl or that Bran Stark stare?
Well, thankfully for you I've rounded up a bunch of answers to those questions, so here is what all your favorite Game of Thrones stars are doing next.
Dinklage is the smallest star on Thrones, but that's not getting in the way of him booking work now that the show is over. Besides some voice acting he'll be doing on The Croods 2 and The Angry Birds Movie 2, Peter will be starring in The Thicket, a film he'll also help produce and he'll be the star of The Drawf, a renaissance action film.
With a square jaw, a handsome face and after eight seasons as The Kingslayer Jaime Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is a hot name in Hollywood. Nikolaj is going to be busy for the next few years too, because he's already filmed murder mystery Domino with his Thrones co-star Carice van Houten (more on her later) and he also has The Suicide Tourist, Notat and The Silencing all in the works as he's set to make his post-Thrones splash in Hollywood.
The show's greatest villain won't struggle to find work after eight seasons of incredible performances. Lena is the star of The Flood, where she plays an immigration officer deciding the fate of an asylum seeker. She's also set to star in the female driven assassin flick Gunpowder Milkshake, alongside Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan, Angela Basset and more.
Emilia has already made huge strides in Hollywood after making her mark on the world as the Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen. Not only did she star in Terminator Genisys, but she also played a prominent role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Now, she's set to star in the holiday romance Last Christmas, and hopefully finally get a release date for a much-anticipated film she wrapped up years ago, the based on a true story FBI thriller Above Suspicion.
Kit became a superstar with the role of Jon Snow, but besides a few forays into voice acting and minor roles, it doesn't look like he's in a rush to jump back in front of the camera now that Thrones is over. Of the things he's most adamant about for his immediate future, it seems like a haircut is on the top of his list. Kit has mentioned his desire to finally cut his hair and shed the Jon Snow look often, but he has discussed maybe diving into Marvel films or doing some blockbusters so he could do side projects he enjoys after that.
If Arya Stark kind of felt like a comic book character in Thrones, that's good news for Maisie Williams because that means it prepared her for her leap to Hollywood, which looks like it's going to feature a lot of comic book roles. Beyond the oft-delayed Marvel flick The New Mutants, Maisie is also going to star in upcoming thriller The Owners, based on another comic.
Ser Davos Seaworth may have had half a hand on Game of Thrones, but he was the greatest smuggler of all-time, and the actor that played him is beyond busy even after the greatest show ever. First, Liam Cunningham will star in heist thriller Way Down, alongside Freddie Highmore, the star of ABC’s The Good Doctor. He'll also be on the small screen as a part of National Geographic's miniseries Hot Zone, a drama centered around the outbreak of the Ebola virus.
Believe it or not, the Irish actor who plays Varys on the show actually has a head full of hair and he'll finally get to flaunt it with all of the roles he has on his docket in the near future. Along with a film called Herself, Conleth will also be starring in the miniseries Dublin Murders and the Irish coming-of-age film Here Are the Young Men, alongside the former King Tommen Dean-Charles Chapman.
Much like Kit Harrington before him, the man who plays The Hound, Rory McCann has kept his plans for the future close to the vest. Instead of movie roles or another TV show, McCann says his plan is to do some sailing in a boat he built and get away from everything. After eight seasons as The Hound, and after that Celganebowl, he's earned it.
While Jacob Anderson is probably most famous as an actor, and the man who plays the role of Grey Worm, he's also a musician under the moniker Raleigh Ritchie. His next big move is going to be finishing his unnamed second album, and he plans to direct all of the videos for it as well.
The Danish actor who plays Euron Greyjoy had a long, storied career before he even made it to Thrones, and it's going to get even better now. He's set to star alongside Jackie Chan and John Cena in Project X-Traction, an action film set on an Iraq oil refinery and with an ensemble cast in horror-thriller Run Sweetheart Run.
While it may seem like he was born to play just the creepy hand of the queen and zombie-maker Qyburn, Anton Lesser has had a decorated career. He continues to star in his other show, the British detective drama Endeavour, and he'll also play a role in the psychological thriller Gatecrash.
Of all the stars on Game of Thrones, it looks like Sophie Turner is going to be the breakout star in Hollywood. Besides being Jean Grey in the current X-Men series, including the upcoming Dark Phoenix, Sophie has a ton of movies on the way. Amongst them are Broken Soldier, where she plays the teenage girl who befriends a soldier with PTSD, plus Girl Who Falls From The Sky, where she plays the lone survivor of a plane crash in the 1970s and finally there's Heavy, where an old friend returns into the life of Sophie and her drug dealer boyfriend and change everything. That's a busy schedule for a woman who just got married.
Nathalie is already one of the most recognizable faces from two huge franchises in Thrones and the Fast and Furious series, but that's not stopping her from booking new roles going forward. She'll be one of the stars of Hulu's upcoming series Four Weddings and a Funeral, she'll do some voice acting on Netflix's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and she'll play the titular role in the upcoming film Holly Slept Over. And that's all until she shoots the next Fast and Furious movie, which is set to hit theaters in May of next year.
Alfie capped off one of the greatest arcs in the show's history this year as the story of Theon Greyjoy came to a close, and he's already made some headway in Hollywood with roles in John Wick and The Predator. He has a few other projects in the works this year as he'll appear in the comedy How to Build a Girl and play a part in Taika Waititi's dark comedy drama Jojo Rabbit alongside Waititi himself, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson and Stephen Merchant.
Isaac Hempstead Wright
The role of Bran Stark was the first gig Isaac Hempstead Wright ever booked, and he's been playing that role for literally half his life now. With the show ending, Isaac can finally fully jump into the world of acting, and he kind of has to after quitting college because he kept getting recognized as Bran. He's signed on for two films that are still in preproduction, Voyagers with Colin Farrell Tye Sheridan is a sci-fi movie about kids who have to fend for themselves on a foreign planet after their adult leader dies and The Blue Mauritius is a heist film about stealing the world's most valuable stamp with Anthony Mackie.
Now that Thrones is over, Gwendoline is looking for work and not being shy about it. "I am open to offers," she told Good Morning America. "I love cash. Cash is king." She's already secured a few roles, and will likely be a hot name in Hollywood for a while thanks to her performance as Brienne of Tarth on the show. She'll play supporting roles in The Friend with Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel and The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on a Charles Dickens novel.
John Bradley has mostly stuck to TV in his time as an actor thus far, but after his portrayal of the lovable and affable Samwell Tarly, the big screen might be in his future. As of right now, he's only credited as working on Tale of the Wet Dog in the near future, but you'd have to imagine he's fielding offers every day now that Thrones is coming to its conclusion.
Sam's better half on the show and the person who actually figured out the biggest secret in the history of Thrones is none other than Gilly, played by Hannah Murray. Hannah's done great work with the role, and transformed Gilly from a helpless daughter of a monster to an independent, smart mother of two and surely Hannah will be getting a ton of work thanks to that, but as of now she hasn't revealed much about what her future plans are.
Jerome Flynn has been a scene-stealer since his very first appearance on Thrones as the sellsword Bronn, and now he's not going to have any trouble finding work that the series is over. First he's set to appear in John Wick 3, and he's also signed on for a role in the new The Dark Tower series, based on the Stephen King novels.
Speaking of stealing scenes, Kristofer Hivju's Tormmund Giantsbane has been a fan favorite since he and his red beard made their first on screen appearance years ago. The Norwegian actor already played a prominent role in the last Fast and Furious movie, even throwing down with Vin Diesel for a fun scene. Now he's going to carry his own series, as he's the star of Twin, a show he co-created about a man who takes over his twin brother's identity after he accidentally kills him.
Arya might have turned down Gendry's proposal, but Joe Dempsie is already busy with new work. Not only is he going to play a role in the miniseries Adulting, but he'll also be reprising his role as Harry in the Fox drama Deep State.
Thanks to being exiled and a bout with an infectious disease that turns men to stone, Ser Jorah Mormont might not have got as much screen time as all the other major players on Thrones, but he was just as beloved. Iain Glen has plenty of work on his docket now thanks to his performance on the show, the most publicized of which being him landing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne for Teen Titans, but Iain will also be seen in the upcoming sci-fi flick Haven: Above Sky and he'll be alongside his fellow Thrones alumni Lena Headey in The Flood.
Beric Dondarrion was a relatively small character on Thrones, all things considered, but surely Richard Dormer has raised his profile in the years he's played the role on the show. The veteran Irish actor hasn't revealed any future roles as of yet, but surely the man with the sword of fire will land somewhere.
Gemma is going to be busy with a diverse set of jobs now that her run as Yara Greyjoy is over. Not only will she be doing some voice acting for the video game Squadron 42 alongside her Thrones co-star Liam Cunningham, but she'll also be in the HBO series Gentleman Jack and the movie Emma, based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name
Ben played the lovable Night's Watchmen “Dolorous” Eddison Tollett, and though it was a relatively small role in the grand scheme of the show, they chose a multifaceted entertainer to play the part. Ben is not only an actor, but a stand-up comedian and serious music buff and he's even starred in a few music videos. He appears to be headed back to stand-up and TV, though he has not announced specifics of his next role just yet.
Daniel Portman says he stumbled into the role of Podrick Payne, the young fellow with the magical voice and the legendary moves in the bedroom, but it's gotten a foot into the door for Daniel in the entertainment business, for sure. In the immediate future Portman is in an off-Broadway play titled Square Go that originated in his native Scotland, but he also has plans to get into writing and maybe even starting his own production company, a move inspired by Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
What more can be said about Lyanna Mormont, the girl who killed giants and stood up to kings? Well, the teenager who played her so fiercely has a ton on her plate thanks to all her hard work, including continuing to be the star of her own TV show, The Worst Witch. She'll also starring alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Ed Harris in Resistance, a film based on the life of French mime artist Marcel Marceau, who helped free orphans during World War II.
Carice van Houten
Of all the beloved stars of Thrones, it seems like Carice, who played the mysterious and ultimately heroic Melisandre, might be the busiest of them all. Not only is she producing her own series in Holland and running her own production company, but she'll also be starring alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Domino, and she's starring in the Sky One series Temple. She'll also be in The Glass Room, Instinct and Lost Girls and Love Hotels.
Vladimir 'Furdo' Furdik
You might not recognize him if you seen him, but Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik is the one and only Night King. He's been a stuntman in the industry for nearly 30 years, and while he doesn't talk much about his future plans, he's an active Twitter user discussing the show and posting tons of behind the scenes material. Maybe Thrones was the big payday he'd always been waiting for and his stuntman days are over.
George R.R. Martin
The creator of A Song of Ice and Fire has had some influence over the TV series, but fans are hoping he's busy knocking the final two books in the saga. Yes, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are still on the way with no release date in sight, but George is also said to be heavily involved in the spin-off series that HBO has planned as well.
David Benioff And D.B. Weiss
The co-creators of the series had the insane task of adapting Martin's massive novels on the small screen, but even the harshest critics would have to admit they pulled it off. Now, they're tasked with the relaunch of another massive franchise as Dave and D.B. are set to write and produce the next Star Wars film. They also have a controversial HBO series titled Confederate on the docket, but that has been delayed, perhaps indefinitely, as they move on to bigger and better things.