Game of Thrones Creators: Adding Extra Seasons Would be a 'Betrayal' when we're 'Barreling' Toward an Ending

Norman Weiss

Game of Thrones creators: Adding extra seasons would be a "betrayal" when we're "barreling" toward an ending
Co-creator David Benioff tells Variety, "We could go another four years — and we could come up with good stories — but the one thing that really got us excited when we pitched this to HBO was that this isn't just a regular series. It's a real story with a beginning, a middle and an end. We know what the end is, and we're barreling toward it. So the idea that we're going to try and stretch it out by an extra couple years just because we're all having a good time doing it and people are making money off it just feels like it would be a betrayal." PLUS: "Thronies" are flocking to Northern Ireland, a complete guide to all the unfamiliar faces on GoT, Michael Huisman talks playing Daario, Khaleesi is the queen of "going-out tops," and how Stannis became so important in one episode.

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