Game of Thrones has broken ground on so many levels. It has made production values higher for TV series so much so that people have stopped watching movies altogether. It has also changed the scope of narrative itself with suspense galore to go along with oodles of unpredictability. No one knows when someone is going to die in the series – the best of it is the way nonchalant, matter-of-fact way in which these killings happen. It has also brought about some major changes in character expectations as well. Just like The Wire and Breaking Bad it has been highly popular and also been praised by critics. Just like those two series it is bowing out when fans’ appreciation for them is at the highest-ever point
How is it going to end? :
The creators and executive producers of Game of Thrones season 7 – DB Weiss and David Benioff – were recently at South by Southwest (SXSW). The way they spoke during the panel address would tell you that they intend to go out with a bang rather than a whimper. The newest game of thrones season is expected to release during the summer season. As many would know by now, the latest season would feature seven episodes and the final season will comprise six episodes. Normally, we have always had 10 episodes each season with an hour each for every episode.
What does this mean for the viewers? :
You may not expect it but there could be something positive to emerge from this episode shortening. Home Box Office (HBO) has recently announced an increased budget for shooting the episodes. It is expected that the coming seasons will see more sequences full of action and thrill like the Battle of the Blackwater, Massacre at Hardhome and The Battle of the Bastards. Iain Glen, who essays the role of Jorah Mormont, has said that they are shooting the seven episodes over a length of time that was taken to shoot the 10 episodes for each game of thrones season previously.
Game of thrones season 7 will be Bigger and better?
Glen has stated that as far as the actors are concerned they think that 15 hours worth TV is still left in the series. However, he has also revealed that even that is subject to change. However, one thing is for sure. With more time one can only expect that the set pieces – in fact the very world itself – would be much more spectacular. Things are bound to become more spectacular.
New Casts Added :
Jim Broadbent is going to be a new addition to the cast. He won the Best Supporting Actor award in 2002 for the role he essayed in Iris. He is expected to play the role of a master of the Citadel of Oldtown. This is where Samywell Tarly is presently studying in order to help Jon Snow, who is looking to sit on the Iron Throne. It is being speculated that his character would be named Maester Marwyn, also known as Marwyn the Mage. By his own admission he has acted in five episodes and done a major scene in each of them.