The final two seasons of Game of Thrones may be shorter in terms of the number of episodes than the six seasons that preceded them, but fans shouldn’t take that as a sign that HBO and the makers of Game of Thrones are phoning them in. Iain Glen, the actor who plays Ser Jorah Mormont on Game of Thrones, says HBO, the cast, and the crew are spending as much time and effort on producing Game of Thrones Season 7’s seven episodes as they would on a usual 10-episode season.
“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year,” Glen told RadioTimes.com. “There are fifteen more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know.”
In fact, Glen says the scale of the final two seasons may be even greater than what has been seen in Game of Thrones so far.
“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 ten,” Glen said.
Whether Glen’s Jorah Mormont actually makes it to the final season remains to be seen.
“I don’t know of course if I am going to make the last one. I am sort of doing a head count, but I think it’s certainly under ten people who were in the original pilot and have been in every season since. I have grown very attached to it. I love the people involved. Dan and David are very benign showrunners and very good people.
"This season you feel that the drama is moving towards its end game, more characters are overlapping so we are seeing a lot more of each other, than perhaps in the past. In the same scenes and we are going to the same places.”
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