Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Writer spills on major difference between series seven

The HBO series will be wrapped up for good in the six episode that begin airing in April.

It’s been something of a long wait since the seventh run of Game of Thrones which finished in August 2017.

But there was one aspect of series seven which became a talking point for fans.

Viewers noted how the characters seemed to quickly get to new destinations from one scene to another that in previous series’ would’ve taken them episodes at a time to arrive at.

Writer Dave Hill has revealed there was reason for doing so in order to set things up for the finale.

However, he also noted how these speedy journeys would not be present in the eighth season.

He told Entertainment Weekly: “You obviously don’t want any criticism of any kind. But with all the things we were balancing to set things up for season eight, sometimes we had to speed things up within episodes.

“We had a lot of time cuts the vast majority of viewers didn’t catch. We could have a [title card] on there saying ‘Three Weeks Later,’ but we did not.

“Sometimes when moving pieces around you’re going to cheat a little bit. [For season eight], we tried to keep more of the time logic rather than jet packs.”

One of the apparent sped-up moments in season seven that got viewers talking was Gendry’s (Joe Dempsie) run to Eastwatch.

Jon Snow (Kit Harington) tasked him with going back to Eastwatch in order to send word to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) that he and his band of men had got themselves into a lot of trouble while trying to capture a wight.

They ended up surrounded by the undead and were in desperate need of help.

So, while they only seemed to be languishing on the ice for the course of a night, in that time Gendry had run to the Wall, a raven had been sent to Dragonstone and Daenerys had flown up on a dragon.

Many fans questioned how this could be possible, but it’s clear it was all for the greater good of gearing up for the eighth series.

The details of the eighth series are a closely guarded secret although some cast and crew have teased what’s to come.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tyrion star Peter Dinklage spoke about how his character feels about Jon’s new relationship with Daenerys.

He said: “It’s complicated.”

Peter added: “A lot of the time with Tyrion, it’s professional and personal.

“Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her – or thinks he does. She’s awe-inspiring. He’s questioning that because he doesn’t have a good track record for falling in love. There’s jealousy wrapped up in there.”

Game of Thrones premieres on April 14 on HBO in the USA and on April 15 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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