The end is coming for Game of Thrones.
Not any time too soon, but showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss do have the finale in sight.
With Game of Thrones Season 4 set to premiere on April 6, Benioff tells Entertainment Weekly that this "feels like this is the midpoint for us," adding:
"If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”
This marks the first time producers have talked openly about bringing the epic drama to a close.
“I would say it’s the goal we’ve had from the beginning,” Benioff says. “It was our unstated goal, because to start on a show and say your goal is seven seasons is the height of lunacy.
"Once we got to the point where we felt like we’re going to be able to tell this tale to its conclusion, that became [an even clearer] goal. Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.”
There’s also the tricky, unusual issue of GoT catching up to George R.R. Martin’s source material because the author has released only five of his planned seven-novel Song of Ice and Fire series.
But that's a road the series will head down when/if the appropriate time comes.
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