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HBO confirm Game of Thrones will end with Season 8

July 31st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We knew that this was likely going to happen some time ago (here) but now it’s confirmed…

HBO’s new programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed that showrunners’ David Benioff and Dan Weiss want to end the show in two more years and says the studio is with them on it:  “Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,”

Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.” 

with next season being cut back to seven episodes (here), will the same thing happen in the final season?

“We’ve talked about it,” he said.

“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] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.” 

So there you have it folks, only two more seasons – and possibly as little as 14 episodes – left, it looks like winter is very definitely coming…

Oh and, in related news (sort of), HBO have confirmed the upcoming Westworld TV Series arrives on October 2nd.

Source: EW

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….