Friday’s Game of Thrones panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will be missing a few faces, as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have dropped out of the event. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) has also withdrawn from the event, as has Iain Glen (Ser Jorah) and director and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik. According to Deadline, it was unclear why they had withdrawn. It could be scheduling issues, or it could be because they didn’t want to deal with a mob of potentially angry fans. We may never know. Regardless, the panel will still include Maisie Williams (Arya), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), John Bradley (Sam), Liam Cunningham (Davos) and Conleth Hill (Varys), and honestly, who could ever be mad at any of them?
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