Now that winter is here, has the game come to an end? Is the Game of Thrones TV show cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Game of Thrones, season eight. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
An HBO fantasy drama, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams. The cast also includes Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Murray, Carice van Houten, Indira Varma, Pilou Asbaek, Rory McCann, and Richard Dormer.
Based on A Song of Ice and Fire — the best-selling George R.R. Martin book series — Game of Thrones is an epic story of treachery and nobility. In a savage world, where summers and winters can last for years, the lust for power is eternal. In the seventh season, winter is here. As old alliances crumble and new ones form, an army of the dead marches on the Wall, and could very well end the game of thrones forever.
Season Seven Ratings
The seventh season of Game of Thrones averaged a 4.76 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.26 million viewers. Compared to season six, that’s up by 24% and 33%, respectively. Learn how Game of Thrones stacks up against the other HBO TV shows.
On July 31, 2016, it was revealed that Game of Thrones would end with season eight (six episodes) which will debut April 14, 2019. Stay tuned for further updates.
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Last year, after creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced their plan to end the fantasy drama with its eighth installment, HBO programming boss Casey Bloys said he’d take 10 seasons, if he could get them. Barring some unforeseen catastrophe, cancellation is not in the cards for this HBO TV series and it will end with season eight. I’m a bird of great patience and can bide my time, now that I know that I’ll soon get to feast on this juicy, well aged TV series. Subscribe for free updates on all Game of Thrones cancellation and renewal news.
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What do you think? Is season eight the right time to end the Game of Thrones TV show? Would you have watched a ninth season on HBO?