What a tremendous show of artistic unity.
The 45 producers of HBO’s Game of Thrones invited all 678 cast members, most of whom had already been killed off the violent program years ago, on-stage to accept its second consecutive Emmy Award for Best Drama.
“What a thrill it is to be up here,” said Tony Way, who played Ser Dontos like nine years ago for a few episodes.
“I’d never actually met Peter Dinklage, so this is cool as hell,” added Ross Mullan, who played White Walker #14 in the epic episode Hardhome.
Sadly, the Emmys stage collapsed under the weight of the hundreds of actors, thousands of extras, and every make-up artist, production assistant, child tutor, and craft services caterer who appeared on set at least once since 2011. Quickly pivoting, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss re-cast the entire show during the Emmys after-party via text message.
“We were kind of thinking about doing that anyway,” Weiss said. “It worked with Myrcella and Tommen. It could work for all 1,244 actors we had slated for Season 7 as well.”