In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff admitted they made one mistake in the HBO series and wished they could change it.
According to the THR interview, the creators revealed there was one character from Season 1 they regret not revisiting: Mord the Jailer. Benioff said:
“One thing I know I wish we could have done is there’s the character Mord the Jailer.”
Upon hearing this, Weiss chimed in, saying:
“It was a mistake not bringing Mord the Jailer back into it. We always talked about doing it.”
Benioff then continued, revealing they even had a scene about Mord in their minds:
“And we had the scene for it. There’s a scene set in a tavern…”
Weiss revealed their reaction after realizing they could’ve made this change:
“Was it Brienne or The Hound? But we realized too late that Mord could have owned the tavern. We could have had that actor in the background acting exactly the way he did as a jailer, except now as a small business owner. It was just such an obvious, no-brainer, day-after idea.”
Mord, portrayed by Ciaran Bermingham, was the jailer at the Eyrie, known for his interactions with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Despite his cruel demeanor, Tyrion persuades Mord to help him secure a fair hearing, promising him a reward as ‘a Lannister always pays his debts.’ This plot point saw Mord leave the series after Tyrion’s release, never to reappear.
What Do The Showrunners Think About the GoT Finale?
Apart from this, Benioff and Weiss addressed the mixed responses to the show’s final season. Weiss, who decided it’s best not to Google himself back in 2013, said that he tried to avoid negativity, while Benioff expressed his understanding that not every fan was satisfied.
In related news, the ‘Game of Thrones’ legacy continues with its prequel, ‘House of the Dragon.’ Five days after the first season’s premiere, the series was renewed for a second season, set to premiere in mid-2024 with 8 episodes.
Moreover, HBO is developing another prequel, ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,’ based on Martin’s ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg.’ With Steven Conrad as the writer and executive producer, this series titled ‘The Hedge Knight’ was officially ordered in April 2023.