6 seasons of Game of Thrones had 10 episodes each. Then it dropped to 7, and now the last season has only 6 episodes.
What is the reason for the producers of the show have decided to wrap the show up in such a rapid fashion?
Because, in a vacuum, it seems an unfathomable decision. It's the most popular TV show in the world and is making a lot of money, and now, for some reason, they have to decide to quickly wrap up most storylines without proper explanation and seemingly end the show as quickly as possible. I mean,
being killed off in 1 episode after 7 seasons of build-up doesn't exactly seem to be story-writing at its best.
What's going on here? Is it a money issue? Are the producers just tired of the show?
I know it is based on some books that haven't been finished, but why would that lead to the show being wrapped up quicker: surely the opposite should happen: if the books aren't coming out, then it should cause more delays and more storylines getting dragged out by being given some filler material so that the writers get some time to either wait for the books or come up with their own material.