The cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones has promised a very fast-paced season 7. During an interview with EW, the movie series cast and crew spoke about the forthcoming season. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was surprized by the swiftness at which events happen:
I’m like, ‘Already? Now?! What?!’ I feel like I’d been lulled into a different pace. Everything happened quicker than I’m used to. … A lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.
Kit Harington added:
This season is really different than any other season because it’s accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you’re used to seeing on Thrones. … It’s so different than what everybody is used to. It’s quite exciting.
Dan Weiss promised a sweltering pace this time around:
Things are moving faster because in the world of these characters the war that they’ve been waiting for is upon them. The conflicts that have been building the past six years are upon them and those facts give them a sense of urgency that makes [the characters] move faster.
David Benioff said:
For a long time we’ve been talking about ‘the wars to come.’ Well, that war is pretty much here. So it’s really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we’re rushing it — you still want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters that are now left are all important characters. Even the ones who might have started out as relatively minor characters have become significant in their own right.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.