If Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss get their way, there will be fewer episodes produced in the beloved HBO series' final two seasons.

In a chat with Variety, Benioff and Weiss revealed their reasons for wanting to produce less than the series' usual 10 episodes per season for the homestretch.

I think were down to our final 13 episodes after this season. Were heading into the final lap, Benioff told the trade. Thats the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but thats what were looking at.

As Variety puts it, "Weiss and Benioff said they cant continue to produce 10 episodes of the show in the shows usual 12- or 14-month time frame. 'Its crossing out of a television schedule into more of a mid-range movie schedule,' Weiss said."

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo confirmed there are ongoing discussions about shortened seasons, but added that no deal has been sealed yet for that. Were still in conversations," said Lombardo.

Production on Season 7 begins in July; the series is expected to conclude with Season 8 where fans will finally learn who wins the Iron Throne.