Williams plays Arya Stark on the fantasy drama, which has been renewed for two more, shortened seasons. The cast also includes Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, and Sophie Turner.
When asked about the upcoming, shortened season, Williams said she’s sad there won’t be more episodes, but the show is still going to satisfy fans:
It sucks for the audience because they love the episodes, but what we’ll never do on this show is drag it out, and I’m so thrilled about that. Too many shows start out about making a great show, and by Season 6 it’s about making money and all they want to do is write more episodes and make more money. This show makes a lot of money, and it would be easy for HBO to be like “we’re gonna do four more seasons and we’re gonna extend them to 12 episodes.” I really respect David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for holding their ground and for HBO to be like “no… we’re gonna tell this story and we’re gonna end it and that’ll be final.”
Williams also said she’d most like Arya to put a sword in either Cersei or Melisandre in season seven:
It would be wonderful to work with one of the Starks again, but I just want her to see Melisandre or Cersei and not be dead at the end of it. To cross another big name off the list – but then I feel like people might come for me, because although everyone doesn’t like Cersei, we kind of love to hate her and I love to hate her. For the story it would be cool to meet either one of those and put a sword into them.”
Season seven of Game of Thrones premieres in 2017.
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