Game of Thrones: Creators talk show’s impact following winning top honor at Primetime Emmys


Game of Thrones changed the face of fantasy television, but what’s taking so long for the last season?

Game of Thrones won its much-deserved third Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series on Monday night.

In addition to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, many of the show’s cast was on hand to accept the award.

This included Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm).

The creator of Westeros, George R. R. Marin, never one to miss a party, was also on hand celebrate the win.

Backstage after accepting the Emmy, the press greeted everyone with a barrage of questions. Martin was asked how Game of Thrones changed television, so which he responded,

"“I don’t know if [Game of Thrones] has changed television, but it has changed science fiction and fantasy television.”"

Martin also credited the genius of these actors, producers, and writers for the level of respectability that the show has achieved. Martin said that is what made them equal to any genre.

He also shared that there is five Game of Thrones prequels in development. So, if you’re devastated that the show is ending after next season, fear not! There’s plenty of stories to tell of our favorite fictional place.

Another interesting tidbit about the backstage interviews was some clarity into why season 8 of the hit HBO series is taking so long. Benioff said that season 8 is the biggest season they’ve ever done.

"“It’s quite extraordinary what the crew and the actors created. The last season is far beyond what we attempted before. It is taking a f*cking long time — and I hope it will be worth it,” he said."

Benioff promised fans would understand why it took so long once we see it.

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If the last few seasons are any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for something spectacular. And there’s no doubt in my mind we will be seeing the cast and crew on stage accepting their fourth Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in the fall of 2020.

Source: Deadline