Game of Thrones has been a success story for HBO, taking George R. R. Martin‘s epic fantasy and making a stellar TV series out of it. The six seasons until now have been great, with every season topping off the last when it comes to popularity. HBO has said that the last two seasons of the show, Season 7 and 8, will have lesser number of episodes, with Season 7 confirmed to have 7 episodes, instead of the regular 10. However, despite this, season 7 filming is taking the same time. Actor Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont in the series, revealed this, and some more, in an interview withRadioTimes.com. Read on!
Talking about how the filming time hasn’t changed, Glen said :
“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot ten episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year. There are fifteen more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know.
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.”
Game of Thrones is set to return to television with the seventh season in the summer of 2017, with filming expected to finish mid-February.
Iain Glen says he doesn’t know if Jorah will make it till the end. Talking about the same, he said :
“I don’t know of course if I am going to make the last one. I am sort of doing a head count, but I think it’s certainly under ten people who were in the original pilot and have been in every season since. I have grown very attached to it. I love the people involved. Dan and David are very benign showrunners and very good people.”
Well, if you remember, Daenerys Targaryen sent Jorah Mormont on a quest to find cure for his Greyscale. She told him she wants him by her side when she takes the seven kingdoms, so let’s hope that Jorah succeeds in not turning into a stone!
Talking about the progression in Season 7, Glen said :
“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. In the same scenes and we are going to the same places.”
You can read the full interview, over here. While in Game of Thrones, Iain Glen’s character Jorah remains fully loyal to Daenerys, in an alternate universe in the TV drama Delicious, Iain plays hotelier Leo Vincent, who is shown to have an affair with his ex-wife while still being in a loving marriage with his wife.
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