Actor Kristofer Hivju, who played the giant red-headed wildling Tormund Giantsbane, let it slip that they filmed a different set of final scenes.
"Well, we shot an alternative ending," he told Metro.co.uk. "That was mostly for fun but I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you about that.”
From there he got tight-lipped, in case he accidentally revealed which characters survived in the secret version.
"I won’t tell you!" he said. "But it was fun."
What he did say, though, was even he was surprised by some of the twists in the final season. “The funny thing is after season seven I had my theories, fans ahead theirs, everybody, the cast had their theories, so there were thousands of theories. To choose one path would be difficult to say but there were many things I didn’t see coming; there was the element of surprise which I liked.”
While this “fun” alternate ending may never see the light of day, there is some hope for GoT fans desperate for their next fix. HBO is officially working on a House Targaryen prequel show called House of the Dragon.
The story begins 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is based on GoT author George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.