Game of Thrones Bosses Reiterate There Are 10-15 Hours Left After Season 6
The end is in sight.
As the sixth season of Game of Thrones is set to begin, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reiterated that there are only 10-15 hours still to come following this upcoming season.
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"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," the duo told The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
Season 6's 10 episodes will bring us to 60 total hours for the series, leaving just 10-15 for the ensuing seasons. Weiss recently said it looked as if there were 13 episodes remaining, but that "nothing is yet set in stone."
HBO announced this week that it had, to no one's surprise, picked up Game of Thrones for a seventh season. It did not, however, specify the number of episodes it will consist of. Every season to date has been comprised of 10 one-hour episodes.
Asked why Benioff and Weiss are "walking away" when the show is so successful, the two argued that isn't what they're doing.
"We're not walking away. We're approaching the finish line," they said. "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."
Game of Thrones season six debuts on HBO on April 24. For more, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the news, videos, and images for it.
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