'Game of Thrones' final season will have feature-length episodes, reveals Iain Glen
Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont recently confirmed that the episodes of Season Eight will be as long as a film
Out of everything we are waiting for in 2019, the final season of 'Game of Thrones' is easily the most awaited. The winner of 47 Emmys, including outstanding drama, the series has spanned seven seasons comprising 67 episodes all leading up to this finale season which will see the struggle for the Iron Throne come to an end. Starting from 2011, the HBO show, based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin and created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, captured hearts world over.
Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont recently confirmed to Metro that the episodes of Season Eight will be as long as a film.
Iain said, "[They] read like the six best scripts. The final scripts are really special." Recalling his final read-through with the 'Game of Thrones' cast, he added: "We all sat down for the read-through of six feature-length episodes. They took longer to film, cost more, and are more surprising."
This is a tease to all the fans who are eagerly waiting to see what's coming next with all their speculations and theories.
Iain spoke about the end of this magnificent and larger-than-life series and the impact it had on the cast when it was time to finally end it.
"It was very emotional, Game of Thrones will stick with us all forever and we were very lucky to have been a part of the show," Iain said. He also added, "The reality won’t sink in until it comes to next year when we should be filming, but we’re not."
Iain also acknowledged the feelings of viewers and said that the audience has certain desires from the show but the final season might not please everyone. However, the writing will leave everyone astounded.
"For viewers who have fallen in love with the show over the course of 70 plus hours, you get very strong affiliations and [are] possessive as an audience. I find that with things that transport me, you feel like it’s yours."
He continues: "Without really thinking it through too clearly, you do have aspirations, you’ve got desires for what or may not happen. The bottom line is I’m sure we’ll not please everyone across the board, but when we gathered for reading the scripts right at the beginning, there was a huge sense the writers had done a fantastic job and a fantastic job for the series as a whole. It’s the same concoction which has always worked, full of surprises and tension. For my money, it will satiate. My hunch is it will go down incredibly well because they’re brilliant scripts."
Iain was asked if he was personally satisfied with Jorah’s arc, he said. "Absolutely. I was very, very satisfied."
It is difficult for the cast to say adieu to the show but we're sure, with the final season of 'Game of Thrones' coming to an end the audience will have a huge dragon-shaped hole in their hearts.