David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were originally scheduled to attend Friday's panel. But HBO just updated its panel lineup, and it omits five previously announced names. In addition to Benioff and Weiss, director Miguel Sapochnik, Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel have also dropped out of Comic-Con. Benioff and Weiss have pulled out one day after Game of Thrones' final season was nominated for a record 32 Emmys. Friday's Comic-Con panel was expected to mark the first time that Benioff and Weiss commented on their divisive series finale. Friday's panel will now consist of seven Game of Thrones actors: Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Liam Cunningham, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacob Anderson and John Bradley. ALSO: HBO confirms Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice van Houten had to self-submit for their Emmy nominations.
TOPICS: Game of Thrones, HBO, Alfie Allen, Carice van Houten, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Miguel Sapochnik, Nathalie Emmanuel, San Diego Comic-Con