Jason Momoa Admits That He Felt ‘Cheated’ by ‘Game of Thrones’ — Here’s Why

If you’re a fan of Jason Momoa, you were likely bummed about how quickly his character got killed off in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Momoa played the barbaric Khal Drogo, the leader of the Dothraki. Drogo immediately became a fan favorite, with fans swooning over his good looks and the sweet way he learned to love Daenerys Targaryen. But, unfortunately, he died in the show’s very first season.

If you were sad about Drogo’s untimely death, you’re not alone. Momoa said in a new interview that he kind of felt “cheated” by how things turned out.

Jason Momoa at a movie premiere
Jason Momoa at a movie premiere | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

More on Momoa’s latest interview

The Aquaman actor opened up to Metro.co.uk on Oct. 31 while promoting his new Apple TV+ series, See. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama in which Momoa’s character leads a group of blind warriors whose children have the ability to see. When the queen discovers this, she hatches a plan to take the kids, but Momoa’s character refuses to let them go.

In the interview, Momoa said that he’s super amped about his latest gig because he’s always felt “cheated in a lot of the things [he’s] done.”

In reference to his previous roles, Momoa said: “You try to show a little bit of color in there, you know, with Conan but no one wants to see Conan crying and with Drogo he died before any of that stuff could happen. In Frontier all his family were killed and it was about the revenge of it all. In this, it’s just beautiful because you see the whole arc of it all.”

He continued, “I’ve never had anything that good sent to me. It usually goes through so many actors before it gets to me – but [See] was so perfectly cast, the savage primal thing but then it turns into this beautiful father role.”

How did Karl Drogo die?

Things started to go downhill for Drogo after he suffered a near-fatal injury in battle. He later fell ill from an infection, leading his wife, Daenerys, to seek help from a witch. But the witch swindled her, leaving Drogo in a vegetative state. The Mother of Dragons ultimately put him out of his misery by suffocating him with a pillow.

But that wasn’t the end of the leader of the Dothraki. In season 2, Daenerys started to have prophetic visions of her fallen husband, including one where they reunited. She eventually joins Drogo in the afterlife when she is killed by Jon Snow.

Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa at a "Game Of Thrones" premiere
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa at a “Game Of Thrones” premiere | Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Will Momoa appear in the upcoming prequel?

It’s hard to say, but it does not seem likely. The forthcoming series takes place thousands of years before the events that kicked off at the beginning of GOT. So, while you might see Drogo, the chances that Momoa will play him are slim.

But you should still get excited. The series will focus on House Targaryen, and though details are limited, we know that HBO showrunners rarely disappoint. So, keep the remote close.