Monday, Entertainment Weekly dropped a new interview with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss alongside the unveiling of a new 16-cover campaign celebrating the HBO classic's eighth and final season.
"There is no version where everybody says, 'I have to admit, I agree with every other person on the planet that this is the perfect way to do this'—that's an impossible reality that doesn't exist," Weiss said of the extremely unlikely scenario in which everyone in the world is totally satisfied with how they wrap things up in May. "I'm hoping for the Breaking Bad [finale] argument where it's like, 'Is that an A or an A+?'"
For some more comprehensive insight on the final season, we turn to director David Nutter, who previously helmed Thrones entries including "A Man Without Honor" and "The Dance of Dragons," among others. "The fans will not be let down," he promised, adding that there will be "a lot of firsts" sprinkled across the remaining episodes, as well as the single funniest Thrones sequence he's ever shot.
Nutter, however, isn't on director duty for the series finale. That title goes to Weiss and Benioff, who are fully aware of the weight of such a task. For shooting, only crew with special Episode 6 badge credentials had access to the set. Some scenes were done on completely closed sets.
As for what will actually transpire during the May 19 finale, the showrunners have had that on their mind since the series began. When the closing of this chapter of Thrones is finally presented to the world, Benioff relatably has designs on being "very drunk" and intentionally distanced from the miseries of the internet.
As will likely be the case with the Thrones universe, the comparable Breaking Bad has never really left us despite airing its finale back in 2013. In addition to the ongoing Better Call Saul spinoff series, the story is now set to continue by way of Netflix with a feature-length sequel centered on Jesse Pinkman.