As fans are quite sad thatGame of Thrones” season 8 will be the final bow of the much-loved epic fantasy series, Peter Dinklage strongly believes that this is just the perfect time to end it. In an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, the 48-year-old actor popularly known as Tyrion talked about the nearing ending of the critically acclaimed HBO show.

Just like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the “X-Men: Days of the Future Past” star said that “it’s time” for the “Game of Thrones” to end. Story-wise, he said that they all have to put conclusions to their characters’ stories before people get tired of it.

Dinklage’s time on the series

“Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing," he said, according to Daily Express. Dinklage has been present since the series’ very first episode. In fact, he is one of the show’s lead stars, alongside Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Fans started to see him as a Lannister royalty hated by his father, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). He then became the Hand of the King to his nephew, Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). Later, he turned into a fugitive by killing the House of Lannister’s patriarch and became Daenerys Targaryen’s (Clarke) Hand of the Queen. The two are set to take her sister, Cersei (Headey), down in a battle to have the Iron Throne and lead Westeros.

Moving on from ‘GoT’

With eight years of being on the show, Dinklage said that moving on from “Game of Thrones” season 8 is a bittersweet experience. “It’s always the sad part of our business,” he admitted, explaining that having worked with a great group people for a long time, it is heartbreaking to just move on. This is especially true when you have spent a great amount of time with them.

Dinklage also revealed that the filming of the show based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” is now halfway through. And as the series’ final bow will be longer than its predecessors, he revealed that the cast is taking their time to do it. In fact, its showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, are planning to make it last for 70 to 75 hours, but stick to 73 hours as of yet.

Unfortunately, no new “GoT” episodes will be seen this 2018 as HBO officially announced that “Game of Thrones” season 8 is set to be released in 2019. The show is also nominated for best ensemble in a drama series at the Screen Actors Guild Awards -- competing against “The Crown,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Stranger Things,” and “This Is Us.”