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.
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.