If you're obsessed with the Realm and the Seven Kingdoms, you just got a little sadder reading that headline. SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!
"Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said that "we're planning to wrap up the series after a total of 73 hours." Given that the previous 6 seasons have had 10 episodes of an hour each, that leaves 13 hours of dragons, Whitewalkers, Jon Snow and that wench Cersei in our lives left.
Rumors are that the next season will only be 7 episodes, while the final season in 2018 will have just 6.
"It's not just trying not to outstay your welcome," Benioff explained. "We're trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end. We've known the end for quite some time and we're hurtling towards it. Those last images from the [season six finale] showed that. 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."
Yes, I'm sad.