The seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones will begin filming next month, but most of the cast members of the fan favorite series are currently doing the press rounds for the 2016 Emmy Awards, which will be held on September 18th. Some of them have even received their scripts for the upcoming season, but unfortunately, they’re not really allowed to reveal anything interesting. However, that didn’t stop Maisie Williams from sharing her reaction upon reading the scripts earlier this week.
Speaking with Variety, Williams shared her thoughts on the recent news that the upcoming season will only consist of seven episodes instead of the usual ten:
“It sucks for the audience because they love the episodes, but what we’ll never do on this show is drag it out, and I’m so thrilled about that. Too many shows start out about making a great show, and by Season 6 it’s about making money and all they want to do is write more episodes and make more money. This show makes a lot of money, and it would be easy for HBO to be like “we’re gonna do four more seasons and we’re gonna extend them to 12 episodes.” I really respect David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for holding their ground and for HBO to be like “no… we’re gonna tell this story and we’re gonna end it and that’ll be final.”
The actress then went on to talk about David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ vision for the show. She also expressed how excited she is to get back to filming:
“Good things must come to an end or they’re not good anymore. It doesn’t last forever and we’ve done what we came to do, it’s time to wrap this up, and it will have the ending it was always supposed to have, and that’s very special. David and Dan started writing this show knowing the end, not knowing that it might actually come around and we might be allowed to make that many [seasons] — at the beginning we were just willing to make one [season]. They started this with an end in sight, and so it’s exciting to be closing it… I’m just excited to see everyone again – we start a lot later this year because winter has arrived, so that can’t happen in sunny Belfast.”
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