The 7th season of GoT will only be seven episodes long, in contrast to 10 episodes that have been produced each year since the show started.
Actor Iain Glen has confirmed news of production that can only mean that the next two seasons of "Game of Thrones" will be the most epic ever.
“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot 10 episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year,” he told Radio Times. “There are 15 more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know. I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to 10.”
With production taking longer to shoot less episodes, one can only assume that the quality will be much greater.
HBO has not confirmed that Season 7 is the penultimate season of the series, nor that Season 8 that is scheduled to air in 2018 will be its last.
Season 7 of the show has been in production since September and will go into February. In the past, the show has filmed as early as July through December.
Fans of the hit show dissect every episode as soon as it airs. Viewers look at all the details to see if there are any clues for what is to come. With the show veering off of the books, interest in the direction that the writers are taking is coming into play. People love to compare and theorize if writers understand the source material and if they make the characters loyal to that of the books.