Game of Thrones 'eighth season has not started yet, but showrunner's David Benioff and D.B. Entertainment Weekly This is not the only one of its kind in the world: Ser Pounce, Tommen Baratheon's pet cat, who was introduced in season 4
Spoilers for previous Game of Thrones seasons ahead.
According to Benioff, "Cersei hated the name 'Ser Pounce' so much she could not allow him to survive. So she came up with her most diabolical [execution]. Ser Pounce's death was so horrible we could not even put it on the air. "
Ser Pounce's death may not come as a surprise, given that the cat only appeared in a single episode, back in season 4's" Oathkeeper Seriously, the recent reappearance of long-missing characters like Beric Dondarion and Gendry in season 7 left some fans hoping Ser Pounce might have a return in store, too, despite the death of his owner, Tommen Baratheon. Tommen committed suicide back in season 5, after his wife Margaery was killed in the explosion that destroyed the Great Sept of Baelor. Actor Dean-Charles Chapman, who portrayed Tommen, commented back in 2016 that he hoped Ser Pounce "did not get caught up in the blast," and that the cat would "move on with his life and get a girlfriend maybe," in the wake of that tragedy.