Will the game ever truly end? Has the Game of Thrones TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth 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 nine. 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 based on A Song of Ice and Fire, the best-selling George R.R. Martin book series, Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams. The large cast also includes Iain Glen, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Murray, Carice van Houten, Rory McCann, and Joe Dempsie, and more.
The drama is billed as an epic story of treachery and nobility in a savage world — a place where summers and winters can last for years and the lust for power is eternal. As the final installment, season eight is shrouded in secrecy; HBO hasn’t even released episode titles. Because Martin has not yet finished writing the books — The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring — the six-episode eighth season is largely made up of original content, but creators and executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have consulted with him on the ending.
Season Eight Ratings
The eighth season of Game of Thrones averaged a 5.17 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.99 million viewers. Compared to season seven, that’s up by 9% and up by 17%, 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). There won’t be a ninth season but there is a prequel pilot in the works. Stay tuned for further updates.
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Since it is all over but the shouting (and my long-awaited feast), we don’t have to wonder whether HBO will cancel or renew Game of Thrones for season nine — not that cancellation was an option. The network would take additional seasons if it could get them. Subscribe for free alerts on Game of Thrones related news.
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What do you think? Is season eight the right time to end the Game of Thrones TV show? If it were up to you, would Game of Thrones have been renewed for a ninth season on HBO?