Why Games Of Thrones Season 7 Will Be Bigger Than Ever, According To Kit Harington

Jon Snow being named King in the North

It's sad to think about, but HBO's megahit Game of Thrones is slowly but surely coming to an end. With just two more (shorter) seasons ahead of us, we'll finally see the story of Westeros conclude, and each separate plot line intersect. But many fans are already disappointed with Game of Thrones, as the next few seasons will air less episodes. Additionally, Season 7's premiere date was pushed back this year, only adding to the frustration. But those naysayers might feel differently soon, as Kit Harington recently revealed what will make Season 7 extra epic.

Kit Harington, aka Jon Snow himself, recently spoke to the good folks at Huffington Post about Game of Thrones' upcoming seventh season. And it appears that, despite the shorter episode count, Game Season 7 may the biggest yet.

They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it's gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI ... we're trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we're trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.

I don't know about you, but that one statement has been practically salivating at the thought of Season 7. I guess Jon Snow does know something: how to tease the crap out of Game of Thrones fanatics.

While most fans of Game of Thrones were disappointed to hear that the final two seasons will be shorter, I guess we didn't really think of the budget. Production for Game is absolutely massive, sometimes shooting in multiple countries at the same time. And combined with costs of CGI, gorgeous costumes, and armies of extras means that the wealth needs to be shared. But a larger budget combined with a shorter season means that there should be way more money available to make the final two seasons as epic as possible.

Additionally, Season 6's finale saw an outstanding 13 named characters killed off by Cersei and Arya's separate attempts at revenge. With nearly all of the King's Landing cast now off the show, there are quite a few actors who no longer need to be payed for their work (I'm looking at you, Natalie Dormer). This frees up even more money, hopefully signifying we'll be seeing more expensive and cool moments like Dany's dragons in the final seasons.

And as far as Game of Thrones' plot goes, there are two major battles that still need to be fought. To start, Dany and her forces will need to conquer and recruit Westerosi houses, and rise up against Cersei in King's Landing. And while this civil war will surely make up a large part of Season 7's plot, the true battle is just north of The Wall. Because the Night's King and his army of dead are marching toward Westeros, and it will take strange bedfellows and alliances in order to fight them off.

Game of Thrones will return to HBO on July 16.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.