This is really, truly unfair.
With news emerging that we’re almost definitely not going to cop the next (and final) season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ until 2019, it’s just a slap in the face to hear the cast talk about how fucken great the episodes are going to be.
But because we’re gluttons for punishment and starved for any little morsel of GoT news that might tide us over the long, cold nights until our favourite aunt-nephew incest romance / personality-less human CCTV / murderous psychotic queen / pathos-riddled one-handed man / unhinged magic assassin (delete as appropriate) appears back on screen, here it is:
John Bradley, the bloke who plays sweet poindexter and exposition machine Samwell Tarly, has told Huffington Post that every single one of the six episodes that will make up season 8 are “monumental“.
We assembled a team of directors this year who have been in charge of some of our big episodes in the past. Miguel [Sapochnik] and David [Nutter] have done some of the standout episodes of previous seasons. Clearly every single episode of the six you’ve got left in Season 8 is gonna be monumental and needs somebody at the helm who’s done that kind of high-stakes, high-octane direction before for us.
In fact, he reckons, they’re all going to be of the same quality as the very best eps of the previous seasons.
I think what we used to call Episode 9 in ‘Game of Thrones’ folklore — the episode when everything comes to a head and you get a lot of spectacular sequences — I think you’re gonna get six ‘Episode 9s’ this year. You can tell that because we’ve got directors who have been in charge of some of the most huge setpieces in the past doing episodes all throughout the season.
It’s in the right hands there. They know everything about the show. They’ve been in charge of everything ― every key decision in all seven seasons so far has been made by David and Dan. I think they’ve done an incredible job with this series. They deserve everything they get, and they deserve the right to finish this show off in the way they see fit. I don’t think there’s anybody better qualified, so I can’t wait.
You can’t wait, John? YOU can’t wait?! Spare a thought for us mere mortals, who’ll have to find something else to do with our Monday nights come July next year.