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Game Of Thrones set for ‘8 or 9 Seasons’ say co-creators

March 8th, 2013 by Marc Comments

With Charles Dance spilling the beans that they were about to start filming Season four of Game Of Thrones (here), it looks like there’s much, much more to come…

According to fanshare, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the co-creators of Game of Thrones on HBO, have been getting chatty about the end of the show while promiting the release of Season 2 on Blu-ray and the upcoming Season 3. Apparently HBO are keen to make the series run for eight or nine Seasons: “We have the opportunity here to tell a coherent story that lasts for 80 hours. And while a canvas of that size presents all sorts of storytelling problems, it also allows us to spend more time with these characters we love than we’ll ever get again. Every once in a while we get five minutes to think about thinking about novels. But mostly we’re just happy when we get to read one now and again.”

However there is mumblings that worry has been expressed at how slowly George R. R. Martin writes the books that the series is based on. With the books at five volumes so far, the series will easily catch up in the next two years, before the final two books are finished. So either they need to be finished very quickly or the producers will need to have an idea to fill out a season or two – although one of our resident GoT fans reckons some of the later books could be split over two series…

We’ll just have to wait and see

Season 3 is set to premiere on the 31st of March In the US and April 1st in the UK.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….