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“We Are Writing The Final Act Now”: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Talk The Road To The End

“We Are Writing The Final Act Now”: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners Talk The Road To The End

As fans continue to discuss everything that happened on the first episode of “Game Of Thrones” season six, they do so with the knowledge that the end is nigh. The showrunners have already teased they’ve got about thirteen episodes left to go before the saga in Westeros is finished, and they are underlining the fact that the series will be concluded in the not too distant future.

“We’re approaching the finish line. From the outset, our hope was to tell a complete story — beginning, middle and end. We are writing the final act now, and the last thing we want to do is stay on stage after the play is over,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told THR.

The pair admit they saw the end on the horizon a few years back, when they met with author George R.R. Martin and knew the show would wind up outpacing the source material.

“We realized we’d probably catch the books when we spent several days with George in Santa Fe in 2013, discussing the future of the book series and the television series,” they said. “George’s schedule is very much his own, as it should be for a novelist. But we’re locked into a set schedule — a new season every year. In the beginning, we hoped that if the show worked, we’d get seven seasons to tell the tale. Seven kingdoms, seven gods, seven books — seven felt like a lucky number. The actual messiness of storytelling might not be quite that numerologically elegant, but we’re looking at somewhere between 70 and 75 hours before the credits roll for the last time.”

So, savor every last moment as “Game Of Thrones” is getting ready to say goodbye. Let us know if you’re ready to let it go in the comments section below.

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