The fate of “Game of Thrones” might be in jeopardy as director Jack Bender revealed news from behind the scenes that could upset series fans.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Bender revealed his uncertainty about returning to the show for season 7. He cited other projects he planned to work on at the start of 2017 and he has yet to be offered the job. However, he would love to do it again if the schedules are in order.
“I don’t know the answer to that. They’re only doing seven [episodes], and they’ve got their regulars who have done it forever. I know that I had a wonderful experience doing the show and I know that Dan and David are thrilled with the shows, but I’ve got this series I’m mounting for the beginning of 2017 based on Stephen King’s trilogy of books, starting with Mr. Mercedes. Brendan Gleeson is playing the lead, which I’m thrilled about, Anton Yelchin, and I’m in the process of mounting that,” Bender said.
“I haven’t been asked yet and I also don’t know what their schedule is going to be. But under the best of circumstances, schedule and everything, I had a great experience doing the show. If available and they wanted me to, I would love to do that,” he added.
Bender’s revelation about season 7 likely caught the attention of many GoT fans. Hence, it begs to ask if it would be the last for the popular HBO series. While the question remains unanswered, Movieweb cited earlier hints dropped by show’s runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss about their plans for “Game of Thrones.” The publication cited the pair’s interview with Variety last April just weeks prior to the premiere of season 6.
“I think we’re down to our final 13 episodes after this season . We’re heading into the final lap. That’s the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that’s what we’re looking at,” said Benioff.
Fans had expected two more seasons of GoT following hints from the network to the creators, the publication noted. However, Benioff and Weiss had already shot down the chances of 10 episodes for additional seasons of the show as it would impede on the standards they’ve established for the “Game of Thrones.”