There's only two more Game of Thrones seasons left, and even then we'll be getting less than the expected twenty episodes. Following the Season 6 finale David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have discussed the roadmap going forward for the remainder of the series.
It's not often that a TV episode like Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 comes around, but when it does, you're always left overwhelmed and desperate for more. And while David Benioff and D.B. Weiss love the story that they're telling, in a new interview with Deadline, the two showrunners revealed that they know exactly what story they want to tell, and they're not going to expand it just for the sake of it. Benioff said: "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. What Dan [Weiss] says is really true, but it’s not just trying not to outstay your welcome. We’re trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end. As Dan said, we’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it. Those last images from the show that aired last night showed that."
He continued: "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. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game. 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 do something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story. We’re definitely heading into the end game now. "
While it would have been nice to have two full seasons of ten episodes or one season of thirteen episodes, at least by splitting the remaining thirteen episodes across two seasons, they have doubled the budget to work with per season. For regular updates on Game of Thrones, click the green subscribe button below. And following the events of the season finale, will Jaime kill Cersei in Game of Thrones Season 7? How do you feel about the structure for the final two seasons of Game of Thrones?