We all have seen it coming, but things are definitely slowly but surely wrapping up in Game of Thrones. Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have previously said they only really envisioned there ever be 70-75 hours, and they confirmed as much this week in an interview with Deadline.
"We want to leave while all the people watching this show are really into it. Get out at a high point and not have it be, ‘well thank God that’s over,'"said Weiss.
"From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now," Benioff added.
"We’re hurtling towards it. Those last images from the show that aired last night showed that. Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them," he said.
"The pieces are on the board now. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game.
"We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it.
"We wanted something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story. We’re definitely heading into the end game now."
A world without Game of Thrones??
Here's hoping HBO have another incredible show up their sleeve, but we feel like it could take many a year for any show to reach the same great heights.