Season six of HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones is regarded of some of cable television’s best content ever, and it’s no surprise why: chock-full of deaths, revivals, battles, and betrayals, the season highlighted everything fans love about the bloody fantasy show.
With the show now well ahead of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, upon which the show is based, the path ahead is unclear. However, thanks to comments made by showrunner David Benioff to Deadline, we now know that we don’t have two full ten-episode seasons to look forward to before the end:
It’s two more seasons we’re talking about. From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now.
With each episode averaging 60 minutes, and 60 episodes already aired through the end of season six, this falls in line with rumors swirling over the past few months stating that the show’s final two seasons would total no more than 15 episodes. Sticking with 73 hours, as Benioff stated, would mean just thirteen episodes remain. Eek!
Still, we’re glad to hear the show’s creators focused more on quality rather than quantity.
We’ll have to wait until spring 2017 to find out what’s in store for the future of Westeros!