Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] : Game of Thrones fans, we have some bad news for you.
According to the Entertainment Weekly, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that they cannot promise the final season will indeed be broadcast this time next year.
“We honestly don’t know yet. There’s been a lot of back and forth about air dates. That’s a long way off from being settled,” said Benioff.
They also confirmed that the shortened season will include two episodes that are “considerably over 60” minutes, including an episode that clocks in as the longest Game of Thrones outing to date.
“It always amazed me when I watched ‘Breaking Bad’ and they could get every episode so perfect and they would all be like 42 minutes and 40 seconds or something, which is its own separate skill amongst everything else that went into making a show that [creator] Vince Gilligan and his team were able to do. One of the things we’re lucky about is we don’t have the same pressure,” shared Benioff.
“We have one episode that’s coming in around 90 minutes and another that’s going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes. Those episodes are better at those lengths but I’m glad we didn’t have the additional pressure Vince had,” he added.
Benioff also had some sad news for Brienne-and-Tormund fans, as he revealed that one of them may not make it through the season.
He noted, “We need to kill one of them now because there can’t be a happy ending or any romantic connection on the show. But we’re not going to tell you which one.”
‘Game of Thrones’ season seven starts form July 16 on HBO.