Many fans were disappointed with the announcement that Game of Thrones would run shorter for the final two seasons. But, could there be a reason HBO are running Season 7 and 8 shorter? Could the reason be epic CGI?
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information and speculation about the end game for HBO's Game of Thrones. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
But what if there was a reason for 13 episodes instead of the usual 20? Well, a Game of Thrones fan has come up with a reason why HBO may be considering truncated seasons leading up to the end of the show. And, if she's right, fans can look forward to Game of Thrones going out with an epic splash of visual delight.
Benioff has stated before that Game of Thrones is starting to step over the line from TV series to movie-like proportions already with filming schedules becoming harder to fit into the allocated time frame. Having more time to spend on fewer episodes as well as having more money to use to greater effect, Season 7 and 8 could end up pretty spectacular.
But, if you consider the most popular theory for where the end game for Game of Thrones is headed, the L+R=J theory, it is likely the show will end amid a monumental display of dragons and epic battle scenes. And, to be honest, this is exactly where Game of Thrones should end up!
Of course, this is all speculation so far, but wouldn't it be fantastic if HBO were doing something like this with the end of Game of Thrones?
Which would you prefer, 20 regular episodes over two seasons or 13 episodes packed with epic CGI? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!
Season 6 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Episode 4, titled "Book of the Stranger," on Sunday, May 15 at 9 p.m. ET.
The official synopsis for Episode 4 is as follows.
"Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) strikes a deal. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) undertake a difficult task. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) try to improve their situation."[Image via HBO Inc.]