With season six of Game of Thrones in the books, so to speak, fans have been left with plenty of questions and probably a billion theories. This season was satisfying in terms of how many loose ends were tied up and especially how many sick, twisted bastards got what was coming to them. But we’re not actually Game of Thrones fans unless we stomp our feet and demand more, more, MORE! While we wait impatiently for the next season to begin, knowing full well that it’s one of only two seasons remaining, we at least have a thorough interview with the showrunners to pick apart for anything that resembles an answer.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss opened up about a lot in their season finale conversation with Deadline, and there are some truly interesting points to focus on. For starters, there’s the question of where Cersei goes from here, and Benioff and Weiss acknowledge that next season will focus a lot on learning who she really is, specifically without her children. There’s also the fun fact that Bran had previously hinted at Arya’s method of revenge on Walder Frey, and the humorous revelation that the waitress was smiling at Jaime Lannister because she really wanted to slice his throat. And can you look back now and imagine Iwan Rheon as Jon Snow instead of Ramsay Bolton? Because he almost had that role.
Again, it’s a very thorough interview with plenty to mull over. But when it comes to the stories left to tell, the most important aspect is probably how much time Benioff and Weiss have to tell them. There are two seasons remaining, and we’ve heard that they’ll be shorter seasons, but how short will they be? [Emphasis ours.]