There’s been a lot of speculation about when the ending of HBO’s Game of Thrones will happen. The gossip has said the show will continue for two more seasons and now it’s been officially confirmed: Game of Thrones will end after eight seasons.
HBO’s new programming president Casey Bloys said that the channel has every intention of following the showrunners plan for eight seasons.
“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of season they want… [I]f I could get them to do more… I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead.”
Regarding the number of episodes the last two seasons will contain, Bloys had no concrete answer. He did have a few things to say about a possible spin-off though.
“We’re talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss the showrunners] could really wrap their heads around it… there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
Fans of the fantasy show aren’t happy with the news that Game of Thrones is ending in two seasons with only a handful of episodes left to air, but the decision is consistent with HBO’s philosophy of quality over quantity. Having minimal episodes and a set end date lends itself to tighter script and an overall better product.
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