As one of modern-day’s most successful television shows, Game of Thrones has garnered an incredible audience around the world full of violence, despair and intriguing characters.

Credit: HBO

Credit: HBO

The man behind one of those characters - Jorah Mormont - has been speaking to about the upcoming two final seasons of the fantasy series, and explained that the final 13 episodes are going to be something special.

Iain Glen said: “They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. There are fifteen more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know.

“I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created; it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to ten.”

Glen also spoke about how Jorah may not even make it to the show’s final season, based on how so many central roles have been swiftly taken out of the series in the past.

He added: “I don’t know of course if I am going to make the last one. I am sort of doing a head count, but I think it’s certainly under ten people who were in the original pilot and have been in every season since. I have grown very attached to it. I love the people involved. Dan and David are very benign showrunners and very good people.

“This season you feel that the drama is moving towards its end game, more characters are overlapping so we are seeing a lot more of each other, than perhaps in the past. In the same scenes and we are going to the same places.”

Showrunner David Benioff concluded: “We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurting towards it… Daenerys is finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow is king of the North and Cersei is sitting on the Iron Throne. And we know the Night King is up there, waiting for all of them. The pieces are on the board now. Some of the pieces have been removed from the board and we are heading toward the end game.”

Game of Thrones returns to HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK in summer, 2017.

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