“There’s no denying that this is a series that’s a bit of a cross between The Sopranos and Mad Men,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
“And that’s the thing, is that, if you’re going to have a season, you’ve got to be able to tell a story.
And I think the show’s done a good job of that.
The characters are all developed and there’s no doubt that the world that they’re creating is one that is very similar to what we’ve seen in the past.”
While Season 7’s focus is on Ned Stark, Season 6 also saw him come to terms with the fact that he might not survive the war with the Others.
“In Season 6, Ned and Jon [Benjamin] were both trying to figure out how they were going to make it through this conflict,” Sarandas told EW.
“Jon had his doubts about his ability to fight, and Ned’s doubts about how to do it.
And now they’re coming to the realization that if they do make it, there’s a very, very high probability that it’s not going to be pretty.
And that’s something that’s been really hard for them both.”
And with season 7 set to premiere on March 14, 2019, Sarands was quick to add, “There is going to come a point in the season where Ned’s doubt about what he’s capable of will get to the surface and there will be some moments that we’ll be able as a cast to have Ned’s mind and body shatter.”
“We are so lucky to have this wonderful cast and crew and I’m really excited about where we are with this,” he said.
“I can’t wait to see where it goes next.”