‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Say That Ser Pounce Is Dead – and Cersei Killed Him

It’s OK, David Benioff says that cat was “really not fun to work with”

Last Updated: February 12, 2019 @ 1:43 PM

Cersei Lannister may be even more despicable than “Game of Thrones” fans thought — if that’s somehow possible. And, honestly, maybe it is after you read this news.

According to the “Game of Thrones” showrunners, the reason you haven’t seen the late Tommen Baratheon’s (Dean-Charles Chapman) beloved cat Ser Pounce hasn’t been seen since the young king killed himself at the end of Season 6 is because Cersei (Lena Headey) straight up murdered her son’s feline.

“Cersei hated the name ‘Ser Pounce’ so much she could not allow him to survive,” co-showrunner David Benioff told Entertainment Weekly, in an interview published Monday. “So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce’s death was so horrible we couldn’t even put it on the air.”

Me-wow is that dark.

“If you buy the super-extended, super-charged ‘Game of Thrones’ box set that comes out, the death of Ser Pounce will be in there,” Benioff’s fellow co-showrunner, Dan Weiss, added. “Just one whole episode devoted to the death of Ser Pounce.”

OK, that was definitely a joke — but if it hadn’t been we’d say hard pass on watching the poor cat meet his end. That’s one “GoT” death we just couldn’t handle.

First introduced in Season 4, when he interrupted Margaery Tyrell’s beside visit to young Tommen, the cat who played Ser Pounce was apparently not a great star on set.

“That cat was really not fun to work with,” Benioff said. “There’s a reason the phrase ‘like herding cats’ came into existence.”

“Dogs generally do what you ask them to do if they’re smart and well trained,” Weiss added. “Cats have their own agenda.”

The eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones”  premieres April 14 at 9/8c on HBO.