Despite the next two seasons of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” shrinking to seven and six episode runs, the network isn’t saving any money with fewer episodes.
In fact, show star Kit Harington tells The Huffington Post today that the money saved plus even further funds are going into the episodes as they are “much bigger in scale”:
“They spent an increasing amount of money on less episodes, so it’s gonna be much bigger in scale, the CGI. We’re trying new things, experimenting with new camera techniques. I think we’re trying to break boundaries and push past boundaries in these final two seasons.”
I think every actor did more action, had more action, had more scenes. They really focused it [on the main cast] because less [new] characters are coming in; they’re focusing in on the existing ones. And there are lots of people who cross paths. And that’s something I think the audience has been waiting for for a long time.”
The comments come in the wake of the announcement of a July 16th premiere date for the seventh season of the hit HBO series. The date was revealed on Thursday, during a long Facebook Live video session involving a block of ice that went rather spectacularly wrong due to constant drops in the feed.