The final Game of Thrones season is upon us and as we are expecting for the finale to bring both closure and break our hearts, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been relatively quiet about the last season, which will only have 6 episodes. Now, the two are starting to open up, speaking with EW about their time on the series and their ability to remain dedicated to the show even among such uncertainty.
“If you’re going to spend 10 years working on one show, you better really love the people you work with, because you’re spending a sh—load of time away from your family and friends. You always put everything into it. So to spend time on a show that people respond to all over the world, it’s incredibly gratifying. You have these characters you love and you can come up with ideas for them, and a few months later these incredible actors will be saying those things. That’s such a rare gift.”
Weiss then commented on the cultural impact the series has had:
“If 10 years ago somebody had given me a chance to write a ticket, I wouldn’t have been crazy enough to write a ticket to something this great,” Weiss said. “I just think about how bizarre it will be to not be doing this anymore, because it becomes the water you swim in. It becomes every minute of every day, 365 days a year, this show is on your mind or in your life. After it’s done, it will be like re-entering some weird universe where I don’t even know how people act there anymore.… When I’m 75 years old, I’m going to be [affecting a quivering, elderly voice], ‘You know, it would be great if Tyrion said… Ah, goddamn it!’”
Are you looking forward to Game of Thrones’ 8th and final season, which premieres on April 14th?
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