What 7 'Game of Thrones' stars are doing next now that the HBO series has ended

HBO‘Game of Thrones’ finale, ‘The Iron Throne.’
  • “Game of Thrones” concluded on Sunday after eight seasons, but its cast members already have projects lined up.
  • Two actors on the show will be starring in “X-Men” movies, and one has an action thriller coming to theatres next week.
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Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Iron Throne,” marked the end of HBO’s hit series. But audiences don’t have to wait long before seeing the show’s actors back on-screen.

Sophie Turner (who played Sansa Stark) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) are starring in movies that come to theatres in the next couple weeks: Turner in the “X-Men” movie “Dark Phoenix” and Coster-Waldau in the Brian De Palma-directed thriller “Domino.”

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) will star in a Netflix romantic comedy later this year, and, according to Deadline, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) is starring in a remake of “The Wild Bunch.”

Even the “Game of Thrones” showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, already have their next project lined up, and it will take them to a galaxy far, far away.

Below are some main cast members of “Game of Thrones” and what projects they’re starring in next:

Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)


Turner will next reprise her role as Jean Grey in the “X-Men” movie “Dark Phoenix” next month. It’s the final “X-Men” movie in the main series from Fox before Disney takes control of the franchise.

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)


Williams is also starring in an “X-Men” project, a spin-off movie called “The New Mutants,” as Wolfsbane. But it has had a troubled production. The movie had been in limbo because of expected reshoots, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and Disney recently pushed its release date back for the third time to next year. Its fate could still be uncertain.

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)


Dinklage has voice roles in two upcoming animated sequels: “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” which comes to theatres in August, and “The Croods 2,” which arrives next year. Deadline reported last week that Dinklage had joined a remake of “The Wild Bunch” alongside Michael Fassbender and Jamie Foxx.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)


Clarke will star in the thriller “Above Suspicion,” but a release date has not been set. In November, Netflix will release “Last Christmas,” a romantic comedy starring Clarke, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh, and Henry Golding.

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)


Headey is starring in the immigration drama “The Flood” with her “Game of Thrones” costar Iain Glen (Jorah). The movie is expected this year. She’s also set to star in the action thriller “Gunpowder Milkshake” with “The Haunting of Hill House” star Carla Gugino and the “Avengers: Endgame” actress Karen Gillan.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)


Coster-Waldau is starring in the action-thriller film “Domino,” which comes to theatres May 31 and is directed by the “Scarface” and “Mission: Impossible” director Brian De Palma.

Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark)


Wright is set to star in “Voyagers,” a sci-fi movie about a group of children sent into space to colonize a new planet who become unruly after their captain is killed. It’s directed by the “Divergent” and “The Upside” director Neil Burger. No release date is set yet.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

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The “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are developing a new “Star Wars” trilogy for Disney. The movies will be released in 2022, 2024, and 2026.

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