This week HBO confirmed that Game of Thrones will end after the conclusion of its eighth season, it’s sad news but its definitely not unexpected, given that it isn’t going to last forever obviously.
So that means that we have two more seasons of Game of Thrones action before the series is no more and they are set to be a couple of the biggest seasons yet.
The Game of Thrones programming chief Casey Bloys explained more about the end of the season:
Yes, I think (showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do. If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons, but we want to take their lead with what they can do and what the best version of the show is.
Variety added more information about the final Game of Thrones episodes:
The HBO chief also confirmed that the delay in production on Season 7 would take “Game of Thrones” out of the Emmy race next year, but Bloys wasn’t worried about interrupting the show’s awards momentum, noting that while “it’s always better to win more Emmys… that’s not our main goal,” since it’s more important to the network and Benioff and Weiss that they maintain the show’s quality and integrity. Besides, he said, “even if you took away ‘Game of Thrones” Emmy nominations this year, we’d still have more than anybody else,” and he has high hopes that other series, including the final seasons of “The Leftovers” and “Girls,” and new shows like “The Night Of,” will help HBO maintain its award season dominance while “Game of Thrones” takes a year off.
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