“Game of Thrones” season 6 has now concluded and it is definitely breathtaking to see Daenerys Targaryen finally sailing to Westeros. Despite the enormous anticipation for the upcoming season, there is that nagging feeling that somehow it will all come to an end soon.
It was already confirmed that the Game of Thrones season 7 will only contain 7 episodes unlike the usual 10. This could be a sign that without the books, David Benioff, and D. B. Weiss have already decided on the finale.
“Game Of Thrones”: The End Is Near
According to Deadline, the showrunners reveal that there are only about 70-75 hours left for Game of Thrones. There are currently 73 hours available, which means there will at least 15 more episodes left.
Benioff and Weiss admitted that they want to end the show while fans are still into it. They want to leave at a high point, possibly not wanting to be forced to end it abruptly due to waning popularity.
They also reasoned out that they want to have a cohesive story. They already know the ending, and the show is hurtling toward it. The last scenes in the finale showed it, Daenerys is sailing for Westeros, Jon is King in the North, Cersei is Queen, and the Night King is beginning to make his move.
“Game Of Thrones” As One Big Story
When they first pitched “Game Of Thrones” to HBO, they did not want it to become an ongoing story. They wanted it to become one huge story instead of padding it with another 10 hours to prolong its life.
While the showrunners do have a point, “Game Of Thrones”fans of the show don’t want it to end just yet. With the prospect of only 2 more seasons, they are already clamoring for “Game Of Thrones” sequels or spin-offs, anything to extend their stay in the “Song of Ice and Fire” universe.
“Game Of Thrones” has already made its mark in television and is up there with other iconic shows.
Hopefully, “Game Of Thrones” season 7 and 8 will be enough to make the hole of emptiness that comes with “Game Of Thrones’s” end worthwhile.