AUSTIN – The final season of “Game of Thrones” will only be six episodes, the show’s creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed onstage at SXSW.
That said, there won’t be a shortage of material for the eighth and final season of the hit show. The outline alone for the season is 140 pages, the directors said.
They’ve split it up so that the other show writers, Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman, will take episodes one and two respectively of the season. Weiss and Benioff are dividing the remainder of the season’s writing between them.
The final season will be one episode shorter than season 7, which will debut on July 16. In the trailer for the penultimate season, Jon Snow’s character issues a dire warning of what’s to come as the show inches toward its end.
“There’s only one war that matters: The Great War,” Jon says in the season 7 teaser. “And it is here.”