HBO’s flagship show Game Of Thrones is nearing its end. With only 7 and 6 episodes left in seasons 7 and 8, respectively, the story about the thrones of Westeros is reaching its climax. Cersei Lannister is now the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, Jon Snow has been declared King of the North and Daenerys Targaryen is on her way toward Westeros, aiming to take what’s hers with three dragons and an army that is willing to die for her.
In a recent interview with RadioTimes, actor Iain Glen (who plays Jorah Mormont) teased a truly epic final two seasons, as the budget that was normally being used on 10 episodes will provide a higher one for each episode to come, making the grand finale “extraordinary”.
“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. 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.”
As previously separated character arcs begin to intertwine, we will also start to see some of our favorite characters share more screen time, as well as meet for the very first time.
“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,” Glen says. “In the same scenes and we are going to the same places.”
Last we saw Jorah Mormont, he had been ordered by Daenerys to do anything in his power to try and find a cure for a mysterious disease which turns its victims’ skin into stone.