Season 6 finale went down last Sunday with Episode “The Winds Of Winter” and it certainly set the stage for all the characters ambitious approach, thus making the further story of them already a tempting edition of Game Of Thrones. That said and done the finale certainly hints the rage, conflicting future, threat and more epic war to coming in Game Of Thrones Season 7 and it also is taking the show one step closer to the final seasons of the series. To discuss potentially how much more time is left for the entire show to come to a definite end and what lies in the future of the character in the next edition of Game Of Thrones with season 7, the Showrunner David Benioff and D. B. Weiss elaborately came together in an interview conducted by Deadline.
Season 6 probably would be the single season, which has almost 7 of the episode been written by showrunner David Benioff and D. B. Weiss and rest of the three by other. That certainly showed the impact of their writing in each of the episodes throughout the season, this storyline this year has been a creation which doesn’t take much from George R. R. Martins Book series “A Soong Of Ice and Fire” and move on their own content except few reference material from the book. This helped it ultimately to fulfill the need of the characters and brought them to the final acts of the show in the very engaging and thrilling manner. So answering about their respective experience of writing the past two seasons Benioff and Weiss had to say this,
“It’s great, because things have finally, in the past season or two, started to contract in a very positive way. It was such an expansive world for such a long time. Obviously, we’ve had to say goodbye to a lot of characters and storylines we loved a lot. The ones that are left are ones we’ve been engaged in so long. Writing for Maisie [Williams] is always great, writing for Peter [Dinklage] and Emilia [Clarke] is great, especially now that they’ve come together in the same story line. Writing all the stuff for Kit [Harington] and all of the epic stuff he went through to get to now. There isn’t anyone left we don’t love writing for, because we’ve been writing for them, for so long. We know then so well at this point.”
With that, we realized how astonishing the premise of the show has become, after all, the events that took place in the finale episode had some major outcomes the sequences hinted at. For instance the sequence of Arya Stark killing Walder Frey in Twins, had us made to believe that with her target of killing Walder Frey, she had her eyes on Jaime throughout and because he is a Lannister, Jaime just have ended up becoming her target but Benioff elaborates on what went inside her head during the particular moment.
“The eyes she was making toward him were about who he was, and the murderous wheels of vengeance were spinning in her brain over how, maybe, she could get a two for one on this deal. That ends up not happening, though, and she takes care of the original target.”
The finale even saw a whole different side of Cersei taking over the Throne, the most unexpected move of her in the show. This made us realize how things are about to get way more terrifying in King’s Landing. Earlier she did all kind of bad thing to secure the future, secret and safety of her children but now all of them dead and gone we are pretty much assure to see the yet another cruel and mean Cersei Lannister the Queen, even Weiss agrees to this saying, “Next season is going to be about; finding out what Cersei’s mindset is. Who is she? While Cersei has certainly done a lot of horrible things in her life and she could be a very cruel person”, teasing the season 7 Weiss continued, “She genuinely loved her children. Now they’re all gone, and I think that is very interesting for us. Who is she without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out next season.”
So as we would be looking forward to how the next season be filled with other than war among the Seven Kingdom and even so focusing more on to the real threat the world inside Game Of Thrones is about faces. The winds in the Westeros have changed and finally the Winter has come and with winter comes the dark moments we all have been anticipating, the army of Dead and White Walkers lead by the evil mighty Night King. But Weiss does not consider him the villain of the show and provide us with the certain interesting description of him and as insight into what takes place in Season 7.
“I don’t think of the Night King as a villain as much as, Death. He is not like Joffrey or Ramsey. He’s not really human anymore. To me, evil comes when you have a choice between that and good, and you choose the wrong way. The Night King doesn’t have a choice; he was created that way, and that’s what he is. In some ways, he’s just death, coming for everyone in the story, coming for all of us. In some ways, it’s appropriate he doesn’t speak. What’s death going to say? Anything would diminish him. He’s just a force of destruction. I don’t think we’ve ever been tempted to write dialogue for the Night King. Anything he said would be anticlimactic.”
We are certainly aware of him and his army but to move south they would have to cross over the Wall and as Benioff says, “that they’ve established the Wall has spells woven into its foundations” while Benjen Stark moving back to the snowy woods in the north after leaving Bran and Meera close enough to the wall so that they could head south.
In the earlier stated interview, Benioff and Weiss had made it quite clear that the show have been moving toward the end and it’s going to be final 13 hours of the story left before the series come to close and once again they make a point of it here but with an uncertain figure, “we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now”
“We’re trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end. As Dan said, we’ve known the end for quite some time and 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. 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. The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched it to HBO is, it’s not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it’s trying to figure out new story lines. 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 to 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.”
Now Game Of Thrones being such a massive world dealing with so many conflicts and set among the outrageous violence and politics has to have a definite end so to be remembered as a whole story, but that doesn’t happen for at least another two years with two more Season, however, it will have less number of episodes compared to the present season format. To be precise final 13-15 episodes of it, so best of luck (wait) for season 7 & 8 and keep watching Game Of Thrones.