“Game of Thrones” season 6 is almost done and fans will have to wait another year for the story to continue. Unfortunately, season 7 is reported to only contain 7 episodes, major bummer for anyone who loves the hit medieval-fantasy series.
According to Gizmodo, creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff already made an almost firm decision that the HBO series will last for only 2 more seasons. This time, however, it has been confirmed – sort of, that at least one of the upcoming seasons will contain less than the standard 10 episodes.
Considering that “Game of Thrones” has drastically hastened the story should have been a telltale sign that the series in approaching its finale. With Martin’s sixth book way behind schedule, Weiss and Benioff possibly planned to end the series and make their own ending.
Director Jack Bender indirectly revealed the information in an interview with Vanity Fair along with experiences with “The Door”. When questioned about whether he will return to direct next season, Bender said that there are 7 episodes for the season and that the show already has regulars that have been working with HBO since the beginning of the series.
D.B. Weiss and David Benioff already stated that there are more or less 13 episodes left for the series although Bender’s statements are the first confirmation the standard 10 episode seasons will be no more. The creators also lost a bit of credibility to fans after they fooled them that Jon Snow was definitely dead.
Judging from the current state of the affairs in Westeros and Essos, the series is already approaching its finale. Daenerys has her army, Arya is going back to Westeros, and the Lannisters are barely clinging to power.
It is sad to know that the show is definitely ending but the popularity of “Game of Thrones” could give rise to sequels and spin-offs. HBO has expressed their interest in extending the series to 10 seasons but if that isn’t happening a spin-off would be the next best thing.