Many fans are preparing for season six of Game of Thrones but HBO and creators, David Benioff and D.B Weiss, are already looking to announce a seventh and eighth season. However, they also revealed in a recent interview that the beloved TV show is nearing its end.
“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go. It hasn’t changed,” Benioff told Entertainment Weekly.
The proposed plan is to have seven episodes in the seventh season and six on the eighth and final year. It falls short of the typical Game of Thrones season with ten episodes. Nonetheless, it’s in the hands of HBO on how many episodes will there be in last season.
“Any conversations about the end of Game of Thrones and the number of episodes of future seasons is purely speculative. As is customary, HBO will sit with Dan and David to discuss the details once a decision has been made to go forward with season 7,” an official statement from HBO said.
Game of Thrones season six will surely have more surprises as George R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter has not been published yet. The series has also deviated from the books but Benioff and Weiss are promising that Game of Thrones will have the most epic ending possible.
Once the series ends in 2018, it is a very sad day for its fans, casts and its producers. “[Ending Thrones] will be a tough one for me – partly as an executive and partly as a fan,” HBO’s entertainment president Michael Lombardo said.
“We wanted to end while we’re still ambulatory and going strong. We love the show too much,” Benioff added. The sixth season of Game of Thrones will be premiering on Sunday, April 26 on HBO at 9 p.m.
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