People still can't stop talking about Game of Thrones Season 8 although the series is finally over. Interestingly, the showrunners have been avoiding the topic, even choosing to bow out of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 so they don't have to talk about it. However, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have finally addressed the show's ending.
The executive producers of the HBO series were recently interviewed for Star Channel and they finally spoke about working on the final season (via Watchers on the Wall).
“To have [the show] become what it became, and to be able to spend not one year or two years but more than ten years of our lives making it at this level, with [all] the people [behind the camera] that we got to work with…” Weiss says before trailing off.
“We didn’t have any idea that the show would be so big,” Benioff says. “When we first started going to Northern Ireland, where we shot the show, the customs officers would ask us what we were doing there; we’d say ‘we’re working on this show…’ [and they’d be like] ‘what is it, Game of Thorns?’ And then, by the third season, [at London’s] Heathrow Airport, the [customs] guy was reading A Game of Thrones, George’s book, and we knew that something was starting to cross the threshold of public awareness.”
It certainly sounds like Benioff and Weiss would rather focus on the good times rather than talk about how it all ended. After all, Game of Thrones was one of the biggest shows on TV although it had a dubious conclusion. Perhaps it's better to remember the series for all its awesome moments instead of focusing on the negative reaction to the final season.
Benioff and Weiss have recently signed a massive deal with Netflix.