Winter is coming, and it may be coming faster than anyone expected (or, frankly, wanted it to).
It’s long been rumored that the final two seasons of HBO’s smash hit “Game of Thrones” would end with a pair of truncated final seasons, with 13 episodes spread out across Seasons 7 and 8. Now, that news has been seemingly confirmed, thanks to a newly minted fan favorite director’s maybe-loose lips.
Jack Bender, who has directed two episodes of “GOT” this season (the time-turning and heart-wrenching “The Door” and the information-packed “Blood of My Blood”), was recently asked by Vanity Fair if he would be back for Season 7. His response was telling: “I don’t know the answer to that. They’re only doing seven [episodes], and they’ve got their regulars who have done it forever. I know that I had a wonderful experience doing the show…I haven’t been asked yet and I also don’t know what their schedule is going to be. But under the best of circumstances, schedule and everything, I had a great experience doing the show. If available and they wanted me to, I would love to do that.”