‘True Detective’ Star Ray Fisher Thinks He Knows How ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Will End

We finally know the premiere date for Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, and Ray Fisher can’t wait to watch. The fact it continually sets HBO ratings records is a sign Game of Thrones might be the best TV show ever. Fisher is a diehard fan of the show, and like most fans, he’s convinced he knows how it will end. Before we discuss his fan theory, let’s look at his other roles. We’ll also explore the richest GoT cast members and what we know about the upcoming prequel.

Ray Fisher’s other roles

Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher loves Game of Thrones.| Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

As we mentioned in the headline, Ray Fisher stars as Henry Hays on the HBO show True Detective, but he didn’t always work in front of a camera.

Some of his earliest works were New York stage productions, including Macbeth in 2009 and playing Muhammed Ali in 2013.

Aside from those roles, Ray Fisher’s most notable gig is playing Victor Stone/Cyborg in the D.C. Comics Cinematic Universe. He’ll reprise the role when he stars in the Cyborg movie in 2020.

This is how Ray Fisher thinks Game of Thrones will end

The Night King on Game of Thrones.
Will the Night King rule all? Ray Fisher thinks so. | HBO

We’ll reveal Ray Fisher’s theory in a minute, but first, we want to let you know why you should listen to what he says. There are fantasy fans, but Ray Fisher is a level or two up from there. He’s watched Game of Thrones from the beginning, and he enjoys parsing every little detail to find meaning. “I just love the mythology, and I love being able to track the characters,” Fisher says. “They did a very good job of painting all these characters in such different lights that it’s interesting to watch.”

HBO is doing everything to throw fans off the track as they try to figure out how Game of Thrones will end, and that includes filming fake scenes. Despite that, Fisher believes he has the ending figured out.

“The Night King’s gonna win,” he tells Inverse. “I’d put my money on the Night King. Could you imagine? How crazy would that be? If after all these seasons they’re just like, ‘You know what? The Night King should win.’ You know, he hasn’t betrayed anybody. His objective has been clear the entire time, and you know the human beings, they just couldn’t get it together. So here comes the long winter. That would be the most unexpected way to end a series I think I’ve ever seen, and I think Game of Thrones would get so much street cred. It’d be ridiculous.”

Who is the richest Game of Thrones cast member?

Emilia Clarke poses on arrival for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 14, 2016.
Game of Thrones gave Emilia Clarke her big break, and it made her rich. | Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

We know Game of Thrones is nothing short of a fan favorite, and we know it’s HBO’s most successful show, but are the actors cashing in on that success? Yes, yes they are.

What we know about the Game of Thrones prequel

Naomi Watts was the first to sign on for the Game of Thrones prequel.
Naomi Watts was the first to sign on for the Game of Thrones prequel. | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Though GoT will officially end in 2019, we can still look forward to the Game of Thrones prequel, tentatively titled, The Long Night. The series is set to premiere in 2020. Jane Goldman, who wrote Kingsman: The Secret Service, is penning the prequel, which is set 1,000 years before the current events on Game of Thrones.

Naomi Watts signed on for an undisclosed role, and she was the first to join the cast. Since then, Georgia Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia series), Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), and others joined the cast.

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