Fans who were annoyed about the upcoming seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ only having seven episodes are really going to have something to be angry about for when the eighth is released. The final season won’t return to the ten episode run that we’ve been used to for the first six seasons but will, in fact, only be six episodes long. The bad news was revealed at this year’s ‘Game of Thrones’ panel at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Not only did showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirm the shortened season but somehow were able to survive getting out of the festival alive while they were likely surrounded by angry fans.

According go Benioff:

“It’s only going to be six episodes for the final season.”

The two were joined on stage by both Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner though no other real details surfaced about the upcoming season. On a lighter note, Turner was asked why she had blonde hair instead of her usual red and Williams instantly shouted out that Sansa was now dead! They all quickly went on to say she was joking but its hard to tell with how many major characters have actually died at this point and it isn’t like the Starks have had a great survival rate.

With only thirteen episodes remaining between the two seasons it probably would have been better for fans to get one long, extended season. Of course, HBO’s bottom line likely had to come first.

Many of the regulars on the series have outright stated that this upcoming seventh season will be the biggest yet and it will almost have to be with how short it is.

Are you annoyed that the last season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will be even shorter than the upcoming one or did you already come to terms that the show is starting to wind down? Do you think Sansa will be dying in the upcoming season? Share your thoughts below!

‘Game of Thrones’ will return to HBO for its seventh season on July 16th, 2017.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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