It is a long road to the Summer to witness the Game of Thrones season 7. The seven-episode season has more to offer, however.
The showrunners, Benioff and Weiss, are seemingly contemplating an aberration for the Game of Thrones season 7. Likewise, the upcoming season will feature seven episodes. This might disappoint some, considering they have taken a habit to watching ten episodes every year. There is a catch, however!
Game of Thrones Season 7: Episode Details
Actors like Iain Glen spoke to the media persons recently to confirm the 7-episode in the upcoming season. The crux here is that there is no robust information on the episode duration. Conventionally, each episode is around 50 minutes with a few exceptions. Silver Times reports three reasons why the episodes might get longer than usual.
Firstly, Ser Jorah Mormont’s interpreter Iain Glen is skeptical if he’ll make it to the final season. In contrast to that, he reveals that there is a ’15 hours worth of content’ too. Mathematically speaking, the episodes cannot quite stick to 50-minutes each and add up to 7 to constitute a season. Maisie William’s words further adds fuel to the fire.
Maisie spoke earlier about the Game of Thrones season 7 having ‘so much content’. Even though her statement is open to many interpretations, one cannot deny the immensity of the content. Giving the benefit of doubt to Maisie’s words, it’s only right that the episodes are getting longer.
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The Final Argument
Keeping the actors’ words aside, let’s look at the build up so far. The new seasons had to premiere in April like every season so far, but it’s a different story this time. The production is taking longer than usual with less number of episodes, which further strengthens the longer episodes argument.
By and large, the series will enter its terminus with its release in 2017. With only one more season in 2018 left after the upcoming season, stakes are higher than ever. Show runners have a gargantuan task to keep up to the ante around the HBO show, no doubt. They have always come through, needless to say.