Whether you are hoping for for the Targaryen’s to end up sitting on the Iron Throne, or you prefer House Lannister over House Stark, all Game of Thrones fan will agree, this news is quite upsetting.
Fan favourites Cersei, Daenerys, and Tyrion were recently featured on the cover of Vanity Fair, in a stunning shoot by Annie Leibovitz. But inside the magazine, co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed that the show wouldn’t go beyond season seven or eight.
Benioff also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about season four, calling it “the midpoint for us.” For those who have read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, they will know that Season 4 will show the events of the second half of Book Three: A Storm of Swords.
“If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point,” Benioff said.
Martin is known for long breaks between his book releases. Book Six: The Winds of Winter, is expected to be in shelves next year. Due to the length of the series and publicity events, some are worried that the television series will catch up with the books. The show runners expressed some of the same worries, and sat down with Martin last year, when he told them how the last two books will play out and the fates of certain characters.
“We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character,” Benioff explained.
If they want to get everything finished in seven years, they have a lot of material to get through! At least we can look forward to more Game of Thrones when Westeros returns to our screens later this year!
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