Game of Thrones season 7 has come and gone and all (blue) eyes are facing towards season 8 (aka the final season, for realsies, guys). The penultimate season may have seen many a charred corpse and sliced throat, but Kit Harington – Jon Snow to me and you – knows something: He’s certain the final season is going to try and one-up the previous seven seasons in the murder stakes.
Speaking to Deadline, Harington reveals that season 8 (only six episodes long lest we forget) won’t be hanging around: “With so few characters left, [the viewers] should get used to, and get ready for next year, is Thrones returning to form and killing its main characters quickly.”
And that’s not all. Harington feels that, although he hasn’t had a table-read with the final scripts yet, deaths are a-coming to Westeros – and they’re coming quick, “They’re going to go, and they’re going to go fast, and I think that the payoff of our characters not being in great peril this year will be that, next year, it’s going to be a bloodbath.”
Those complaining about the pace may not be pleased to hear things are just ramping up, but the King of the North (and suddenly heir to *another* throne, the lucky bastard) has a solid explanation for those watching: “They’ll now be used to this Thrones, which is a slightly different Thrones, but one where it always had to end. It had to end on this massive level.”
So, the end is in sight – just how many will be around to see it?
If you’re craving a last burst of Game of Thrones season 7 goodness (and I don’t blame you) then check out the review of the Game of Thrones season 7 finale, and 13 questions we have after watching Game of Thrones season 7.