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Game of Thrones to end after season 8?

January 8th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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We never want Game of Thrones to end. We really don’t. But it has to at some point. And it looks like that point will be after the show’s eighth season.

Deadline (via Squareeyed) are reporting that HBO are currently in discussions with the show’s producers over a fresh two-season order after the sixth run, taking the fantasy epic to an eighth year.

HBO president Michael Lombardo​ said the showrunners thought last summer that the series still has a couple of years left in it.

“David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] are feeling there’s probably two more years after Season 6, that’s what we’re looking at right now,” Lombardo said.

“We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”

No doubt fans around the globe would be quite happy if the series never ended – and you never know, if it holds off on all the character slaying, we might get a few more years out of it yet.

Author George R R Martin​ recently thanked fans for the support following a series of delays in getting the next instalment of A Song of Ice and Fire​ novel out.

Game of Thrones season six is set to hit US screens on HBO on Sunday, April 24 and returns to the UK on Monday, April 25 on Sky Atlantic.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.