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.
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.