Did you enjoy this season of Game of Thrones? We certainly did, and particularly liked the show’s new found sense of momentum now it’s out from under the published books in the series. Everything’s coming together and the next season looks to be explosive, action packed and feature characters meeting for the first time in the show’s history.
That’s the good news.
The bad news?
It’ll be shorter.
Talking to to E!Online, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff confirmed the news. While it’s disappointing the reason they gave is understandable:
“The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched it to HBO is, it’s not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it’s trying to figure out new story lines…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. We wanted to something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story.”
It would be so easy for the show to simply run in place for a few seasons, and, let’s be honest, some of season 5 felt like it was doing just that. This way, they avoid the constant need to reinvent the show, dodge the dreaded Reset button and deliver one huge, unified project. It’s disappointing that it’s finite but then again all good stories know when to end.
Plus now we can begin speculating over how the last two seasons will break down the 15 or so hours they estimate is left which is always fun. Here at MCM Towers, our money’s on a 10 episode season 7 and a 4-5 episode mega event season 8. Ladies and gentlemen, start your guessing engines!