July 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

HBO released an amazing audition reel during the Comic-Con panel for Game of Thrones on Friday. The clip, which can be seen below, includes footage of Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Pedro Pascal, Liam Cunningham and many others.

Before the Hall H panel, the cast and crew of Game of Thrones hit the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con to discuss the shocking season 5 finale.

“Three weeks ago, I was the in the company of the President of the United States,” David Nutter, who directed the finale, told EW. “He turned to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, ‘You didn’t kill Jon Snow did you?’ I said, ‘Jon Snow is deader than dead.’ I thought I was going to be sent to Guantanamo or something, but fortunately I’m here — but he’s dead.”

Also dead? Stannis Baratheon, despite the ambiguous way things were left off with him at the end of the finale.

“From the very beginning, and [through] the script process, that was the intent — he’s dead,” Nutter said.

Watch the Thrones cast discuss season 5 below.

More from the Game of Thrones team at Comic-Con:

Game of Thrones cast questioned about female violence at Comic-Con

— Nutter confirms that Stannis Baratheon is also dead.

— Even Obama is upset about Jon Snow’s death: Director told POTUS he’s really dead 

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