The series four finale may have only aired last night, but the crew of 'Game of Thrones' are already gearing up for season five. And it seems fans are in for a bit of a wait.
"We're not even finished writing the future seasons," showrunner Dan Weiss told The Hollywood Reporter. "I should probably be doing that right now, actually," he added.
So what's in store for series five? Whatever it is, it sounds expensive.
"As for season five, we're still figuring out how we can afford everything we want to do," fellow showrunner David Benioff said. "There are a few sequences that are absolutely terrifying from a production standpoint."
The pair aren't sticking religiously to George RR Martin's novels on which the series is based. Instead, they want the show to stand on its own legs.
"We have to make a show that succeeds on its own terms," Benioff said, "and sometimes that means veering away from the books. Some people will be upset by that. Some people will like it."
"The books are the reason we are doing this, they're on our road map, and they provide many or most of the destinations," Weiss added. "But there are many ways to get to each destination, and some are more appropriate for our show than others."
Want to catch up on the fantasy epic? The first three series are now available on Wuaki TV instead of their former home, Now TV.