A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Explains Why Shorter Seasons Is Actually Good News
“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot 10 episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year,” he told Radio Times. “There are 15 more hours left in Thrones as we understand it… but that’s as far as we know. I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created, it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to 10.” Fewer episodes with the same budget means more money spent on battles and dragons. Worth it.
When asked if Jorah will live until the six-episode final season in 2018, Glen replied, “I don’t know, of course, if I am going to make the last one. I am sort of doing a head count, but I think it’s certainly under 10 people who were in the original pilot and have been in every season since. I have grown very attached to it. I love the people involved. Dan and David are very benign showrunners and very good people.” If only grayscale was benign, too…
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