When you first read the headline, you’ll probably think “that’s not possible, season 7 has fewer episodes.” But major characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister will indeed feature more in season 7, despite there being fewer episodes this season.
Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage told in a recent interview with EW, that they will indeed have more time on the screen in season 7, than in previous seasons.
Clarke implied that she was in a bit of a shock, when she first read the scripts by saying that “When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!’ We’re actually filming longer now. I don’t know how that’s happening.”
Dinklage was also surprised about how much he will be featured this season. “I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time,” the actor said.
Kit Harington also said that “everyone gets a bigger slice of the pie,” in the next season
Thankfully, showrunner Dan Weiss came to explain things a bit. “You kill a couple dozen characters, the people who are left by default need to carry more dramatic weight.”
So, all you need to do is to kill a few big characters and the rest of the cast will get a chance to work more.
Well, there’s actually more to it than that. As the stories start to tie in and more characters will meet each other, the characters will naturally spend more time on the screen.
“As the worlds start to converge the characters who haven’t met each other before start to meet each other and there are more main characters together in each other’s storylines than ever before,” Weiss continued. “Ever since Tyrion crossed the Narrow Sea and met Dany that’s been the general direction. And having them on set together is a real privilege for us.”
Which characters are you hoping to see more next season?