Life after Game of Thrones: What's next for the cast?

Upcoming films for Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Lena Header and GoT cast

Maisie-Williams-Sophie-Turner-GoT Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, who play Arya and Sansa Stark respectively, have films lined up on the horizon | AFP

After eight years, eight seasons and seventy three episodes, it is finally over. Game of Thrones has wrapped up with its final episode. While the series may live on in the form of a series of prequels, the stories of its main crew of characters are almost certainly over — at least on TV.

Over eight years, fans have come to associate the show’s actors with their characters. Now that their watch is finally over, it is time to see them in other shows and avenues.

Here is what the Game of Thrones cast are up to next:

Emilia Clarke


Emilia Clarke’s next project will be playing the role of the poet 'Elizabeth Barrett Browning' in Let me Count the Ways. Based on a true story, the film revolves around the relationship of the poet Barrett with the playwright Robert Browning. Additionally, in Above Suspicion — another film inspired by a true story — she will play an FBI agent. The mother of dragons seems to be in high demand in Hollywood, as she will also be starring in Last Christmas alongside Henry Golding in a Paul Keig's film.

Kit Harington


Though one of the show's most popular actors, the man behind Jon Snow has little lined up for the future besides a voice role in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, scheduled for July.

Sophie Turner

'Game of Thrones' season 8 will be 'bloodier', says Sophie Turner Sophie Turner | Reuters

The Queen of Winterfell will be seen reprising her role as 'Jean Grey' in Dark Phoenix, the 12th X-men film, which releases on June 7. She also plays a teenage girl in Broken Soldier, a story based on a war veteran with PTSD. In Heavy, she stars alongside Daniel Zovatto as a couple involved in the illegal drug industry.

Lena Headey

Lena-Headey-IMDB Lena Headey | IMDB

After playing a ruthless tyrant, she lands the role of a British immigration officer fighting for an asylum seeker in The Flood. Ian Gleen (Jorah Mormont) plays her boss and it would be interesting to see them playing alongside each other. She is also part of the cast in The Gunpowder Milkshake and the forthcoming thriller Crooks.

Maisie Williams


The young Stark is not devoid of heroics yet. She portrays Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane, in the upcoming The New Mutants based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. She is also starring in The Owners based on a comic series set in 1990s rural England.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj-Kingslayer-IMDB Nikolaj Coster-Waldau | IMDB

After playing one of the most sophisticated characters on the show, he will be next seen playing a cop alongside Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in the crime thriller Domino. He also starres in thrillers Suicide Tourist, The Silencing and Notat.

Peter Dinklage


The hand of the King will be playing a lead role in the medieval period piece The Dwarf. He will also lend his voice in The Angry Birds Movie 2 and The Croods playing an eagle and a caveman respectively.

Iwan Rheon

Iwan-Rheodes-IMDB Iwan Rheon | IMDB

The man who mutiliates people in the show is an indie folk singer in real life. There are no reports of any upcoming ventures, but his YouTube channel might come up with some new releases.

Jacob Anderson

Iwan Rheon is not the only musician on the show. Grey Worm’s actor is also a musician using the alias Raleigh Ritchie. His debut R&B album 'You're a Man Now, Boy' released in 2016 to positive reviews. Now that his commitment in the show is over, his YouTube channel is a place to watch out for.

Gwendoline Christie

The actress who plays Brienne of Tarth has her plates full right now. She will be next seen in The Personal History of David Copperfield and in a supporting role in The Friend.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

The showrunners of Game of Thrones epic are slated to direct the next Star Wars trilogy. After the mythical kingdom of Westeros, the creators are all set to travel in the galaxies.