‘Winter Is Coming’ to Boston University -The Boston Globe

‘Winter Is Coming’ to Boston University

A limited-edition poster for BU’s “Game of Thrones: The Virtual Final Season.”
NICOLE “NIKITTYSAN” SHOBE A limited-edition poster for BU’s “Game of Thrones: The Virtual Final Season.”

Spoiler alert: “Winter Is Coming” and nine BU students know how it’ll go down.

As part of a class titled “Game of Thrones: The Virtual Final Season,” taught by TV writer and producer Kam Miller, students were tasked with writing six episodes outlining how they think the HBO show “Game of Thrones” will end. With the final season not due to air for another year, the students had the opportunity to be creative with their alternate endings.

“Following HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ seventh season, fan speculation about GoT’s upcoming final season abounded,” Miller told us in an e-mail. “Of our nine writers, seven are women. These women say they were drawn to ‘Game of Thrones’ because of the strong female characters in the show. It’s been empowering for all the writers to see that they can work in a writers room environment and put on a season of television.”

On Saturday and Sunday, the students’ six episodes will be presented in a staged reading over two days to a live audience (and also live-streamed by BUTV) in the new BU art space, formerly the Art Institute of Boston.

To sweeten the deal, HBO is lending the coveted Iron Throne — that larger-than-life chair made of swords that armies fight to the death over — to be featured for photo-ops and as a centerpiece of the accompanying exhibit on the first floor of the theater.

For directions and more information visit www.virtualfinalseason.com/GoT/.

Sophie Cannon can be reached at sophie.cannon@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @the_grandCannon

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