The HBO hit show’s co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been quite vocal about their future plans — something that may not go well with the fans.
In a revelation sort of, Benioff and Weiss have told Deadline that there will only be just a few episodes spread across two new seasons.
It was widely thought that there would be just seven seasons of Game of Thrones, however Benioff has confirmed that there will be two more.
“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,” he told Deadline. “Call it 73 for now.”
For the past six seasons, Game of Thrones fans have enjoyed 10 episodes, which gives around 60 hours of the show. That means that there is only 13-15 hours left for the co-creators’ plans.
That means a maximum of 15 – more like 13 – to be divided between two more seasons.
But on the plus side, Game of Thrones’ fans needn’t fear as it’s all going to a plan.
“We’re trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end,” he said.
“We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it. Those last images from the [season six finale] showed that.
Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now.”
“We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it.