Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones

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The highly anticipated "Game of Thrones" panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will look different than expected.

A handful of key players have backed out of the event. HBO has updated its list of panelists, and noticeably absent are showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, actors Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), and director Miguel Sapochnik, as Variety reports. HBO chalked the changes up to production and schedule conflicts.

The good news is that there are still plenty of panelists set to participate. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) are all on the list. The "Game of Thrones" Twitter account promoted their presence in a tweet Wednesday.



This will be a last hurrah of sorts. The eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" concluded in May, so the event is bound to be bittersweet. The panel is set for Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. in SDCC's Hall H.

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[via: Variety]