Game of Thrones, find out which actors have renewed their contracts through to Season 8

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Game of Thrones Season 6 has just come to an end, and already a number of stars have signed up to see the show into its final stages. But who will that be? Be aware, this post contains minor spoilers.

Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 reached an epic conclusion, as Daenerys set sail for Westeros. This scene opened the doors to what the show has been building up to for six seasons, where Dany will do all she can to take the Iron Throne away from the murderous Cersei. One aspect of Game of Thrones which makes it so frustratingly brilliant to watch, is that no-one is ever truly safe. Rumours have even been circulating that it could be up to Jaime to kill Cersei in Game of Thrones Season 7 or 8. The death count of major characters in Season 6 remained relatively low (we even regained a character), that is until the finale episode when Cersei blew up the Great Sept of Baelor to rid the city of the Sparrows, avoid her trial, and to keep her son safe. Much good it did her, as Tommen threw himself to his death anyway, since the one person he truly loved, Margery, was among the victims trapped in the temple. So who will be left to be witness to the final battle for the Iron Throne?

Back in 2014, Deadline reported that members of the core cast had separately succeeded in negotiating their contracts through to Season 7. These actors were Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Now, it seems that the big five are expected to be paid around $500,000 an episode for what looks will be a seven-episode seventh season, with an option for Season 8 which will be comprised of six episodes. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) are in the lower paid tier of actors, but that's not to say they're having bread crusts and a glass of milk for dinner. They are also in the running for a Season 8 option. HBO has not released a comment on contract negotiations, but this has got us wondering as to who will be left standing when the series comes to an end. Who are you rooting for to come out on top in the Season 8 finale?

Source: Deadline