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Game of Thrones season 8 keeps more of "the time logic"

Stephanie Chase
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From Digital Spy

There was certainly a lot to cram into the seventh season of Game of Thrones and with only seven episodes instead of 10, there wasn't much time to fit it all in.

This led to some fans criticising the season for being a bit too fast-paced and ignoring some of the show's already established ideas regarding distances between locations and even joking about the characters having 'jet packs'.

But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer Dave Hill confirmed that for the final season there would be more of an effort to keep the 'time logic' of the show.

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"With all the things we were balancing to set things up for season 8, sometimes we had to speed things up within episodes," Hill said.

"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 8], we tried to keep more of the time logic rather than jet packs.”

Addressing the season 7 criticisms from fans, co-executive producer Bryan Cogman said: “We made a choice to ‘just get on with it’ last season.

“You can sit at home and do the math on how long it took to get the boats from Point A to Point B and whatever that was, yeah, that’s what it was.

"There’s always something everybody has got to graft on to and I guess that outrage was better than others, so I’ll take it.”

Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere on April 14, 2019. The show airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. Season 7 is now available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray or digital download.

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