It might not feel like it, but Game of Thrones has been around for four years now. Since 2010, the series has been telling you not to trust certain noble families and ruining the colour red at weddings for all time. Right now, Game of Thrones is in a fourth season, and the end is drawing closer every year.According to current showrunners David Benioff and David Weiss who spoke to Vanity Fair, the current plan for the series is to end it around season seven or eight, thanks to advance knowledge from book author George R.R Martin on who gets a sword through the stomach parting gift. As Martin explained, he’s “hopeful that [he] can not let [the show] catch up.” But just in case, Benioff at least knows how the saga will end:
Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him [Martin] and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.
And according to Weiss, not milking the show is a key factor in keeping it alive for just long enough. “It doesn’t just keep on going because it can,” Weiss said.
I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.
Season four currently covers half of book 3 in the Song of fire and ice series. Martin in the meantime, is planning two more books to finish off saga. Which might finally include those damn dragons, according to fans who can’t wait much longer.
Last Updated: March 12, 2014