Game of Thrones: No End Date in Sight

game of thrones futureTo no surprise, HBO has no immediate plans to end Game of Thrones. At the TCA summer press tour, Michael Lombardo (HBO’s president of programming) said, “It can go on as long as there are stories to tell.”

HBO CEO Richard Plepler joked, “Our line to George [R.R. Martin is] to keep writing.”

Game of Thrones is currently HBO’s most successful series. While their other big show, True Blood, has been seeing some viewership declines year-over-year, Game of Thrones’ audience continues to grow.

The first season averaged 2.52 million viewers for initial airings while season two drew an estimated 3.8 million. Season three, which finished airing in early June, averaged a whopping 4.97 million.

Game of Thrones was renewed for a fourth season back in April but we won’t see new episodes until some time in 2014.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the George R.R. Martin series? How long do you realistically think it can run?

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  1. Peter says

    The books series has an end. But the TV series must be more stretched. 10 hour seasons for one book is way to short. Its an epic tale. It goes way to fast. I know there are other concerns like the ages of the characters and the budget. But the problem is already on the horizon that the not written books 6 en 7 (or even 8) can’t match the speed of the series.
    G.R.R. Marten must be given some air to breath and the fans of the TV series to trail.
    I advise the makers of the series and HBO to do the following things, witch is still be an commercial threat:

    – renew the TV series a season ahead so that the production of the series can be done back to back. The CGI department could then have even more time to make the TV series more epic
    – let the one hour limit go and put more material and backstories come trough.
    – I want to see more battle and swordfighting. These battle/fightingtime can give you more spreading for the rest of the showtime. Lets make it not only a drama/fantasy but also an action serie.

    So to an answer of the question – if they listen to my advise – it shall be (15 episodes of 1 hour or 10 episode of 1,5 hour per season):
    2014 – book 3 second half,
    2015 – book 4 first half
    2016 – book 4 second half
    2017 – book 5 – 20 episodes of 1 hour
    2018 – book 6 – 20 episodes of 1 hour
    2019 – book 7 first half
    2020 – book 7 second half

    I think the story will never end but I expect that the actors are not forever available.

  2. s. watters says

    We will keep watching it, its a great series one of our favorites, a big plus for all the actors I don’t know how they do it bravo to every one cast and crew

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