If you’ve been thinking that there’s a confusing amount of different storylines and characters on “Game of Thrones” lately, then you’re not alone. Even the people who work on the show are aware of this.
Entertainment Weekly recently talked to “Game of Thrones” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman and asked about how the show manages to juggle so many different stories.
“The timelines between the various storylines don’t necessarily line up within a given episode,” Cogman told EW.
What Cogman is saying is that every character’s story takes place over a different period of time. To exemplify his point, Cogman contrasts Arya’s training and escape from the Faceless Men with Sansa and Jon’s attempt to recapture Winterfell. While Arya’s arc takes place over a few days, Jon and Sansa’s would likely take place over several weeks, but both events take place in the same episode.
“We realised a while ago that if we tied ourselves in knots trying to make all the ‘story days’ line up between all the characters the momentum would suffer,” Cogman concluded.
This explains why “Game of Thrones” has managed to do such a great job balancing a gigantic world, and is able to fully flesh out major characters like the Starks and the Lannisters, as well as smaller ones like Hodor and Brienne of Tarth.
Read the full interview here.
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