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The Best Post–‘Game of Thrones’ Career

Dave, Joanna, and Neil discuss which actors had the most success after leaving Westeros

HBO’s The Last of Us Los Angeles Premiere Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

This week, Dave, Neil, and Joanna debate which actor has had the best post–Game of Thrones career. They start the pod by discussing one of the candidates in the debate, Pedro Pascal, and two of the shows he stars in: The Last of Us (5:24) and The Mandalorian (23:07). After that, they go through some other actors who just missed the cut for the debate (30:09). Later, they reveal their picks for the actor with the best post–Game of Thrones career (50:06), before reading some listener submissions and choosing one to add to the final poll (1:00:42).

Now it’s up to you to decide! Which actor has the best post–Game of Thrones career? You can vote for the winner below, on The Ringer’s Twitter feed, and in the Spotify app, where you’ll find Trial by Content. The winner will be announced next week!

You can send your picks for next week’s topic and a few sentences to support your pick to You can also submit suggestions for future Trial by Content topics. Is there a great pop culture debate that you’d like us to settle? Send it on over!


Which actor has had the best post-’Game of Thrones’ career?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Da7e: Jason Momoa
    (155 votes)
  • 59%
    Joanna: Pedro Pascal
    (372 votes)
  • 8%
    Neil: Gwendoline Christie
    (55 votes)
  • 7%
    Listener (Sophia): Hannah Waddingham
    (45 votes)
627 votes total Vote Now

Hosts: Dave Gonzales, Joanna Robinson, and Neil Miller
Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga
Additional Production Supervision: Arjuna Ramgopal
Theme song and other music credits: Devon Renaldo

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