True Detective may be over, but that doesn’t mean we all have to go do anything rash like learning how to interact with people face to face in the real world, because Game of Thrones is about to return. As a harbinger of their return, the cast, shot by Annie Leibovitz, appear on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair.
The show runners explain some of their plans for the upcoming season, and the series in general in the issue.
Benioff and co-creator D. B. Weiss tell Windolf that the show has a lifespan, and they would like to wrap it up after seven or eight seasons. “It doesn’t just keep on going because it can,” Weiss says. “I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that.”