Game Of Thrones Comes To An End, Last Series Announced
The wildly popular television adaption of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has pulled in millions of viewers and is the most illegally pirated TV series in Australia.
Incoming HBO programming president Casey Bloys said the plan was that the fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne would end at the eighth season.
“Yes, I think [the showrunners, DB Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” Mr Bloys said.
“If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons but we want to take their lead with what they could do and what the best version of the show is.”
Mr Bloys was at the Television Critics Association’s press tour — where the first question he was asked was about the show’s future.
HBO recently confirmed that the seventh season of the show would be only seven episodes — all seasons up to the sixth have been 10 episodes in length.
Mr Bloys indicated there could be just six episodes in the final season but said the exact number — and the length of the episodes — was still up in the air.
Spinoff would have ‘to make sense creatively’
He was also asked the possibility of a Game of Thrones spinoff, which he did not rule out.
“I’m open to it. [Benioff and Weiss] weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
Game of Thrones broke viewing records at home and abroad in June for its season six finale, and has dominated the Emmy award nominations for a third straight year.
The show, which raked in a record-breaking 12 awards last year, will compete in 23 categories, including the prestigious outstanding drama series award, where it is nominated for the fifth year in a row.