Winter is coming, but what about more seasons? Game of Thrones sixth season premieres Sunday, April 24, 2016. Now, Deadline reports HBO is in talks to renew the show for its seventh and eighth seasons, after which, the series may possibly end.
According to the report from the TCA winter press tour, HBO president Michael Lombardo confirmed the premium cable channel is in talks with series’ creators and EPs, David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
Will season eight be the last for Game of Thrones? While not definite, it sounds like that is what Benioff and Weiss currently have in mind. Here is more from Deadline:
Like was the case two years ago, when GOT was picked up for Seasons 5 and 6, I hear the idea again is to do a two-season order, for Seasons 7 and 8. Multi-year pickups are reserved only for the biggest shows, like The Big Bang Theory, and GOT certainly fits that bill.
As for whether this will be the GOT‘s final chapter, that has not been determined yet. “David and Dan are feeling there’s probably two more years after Season 6, that’s what we’re looking at right now,” Lombardo said back in July. “We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”
Watch Natalie Dormer tease season six:
Are you surprised that the sixth season of Game of Thrones will debut before the Winds of Winter book is released, or is that par for the course, with George R. R. Martin? Let us know.
In case you missed it, here is a photo from Game of Thrones, season six, featuring a rather grown-up looking Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark.
How do you like the sound of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season? Do you think the show should be cancelled or renewed for seasons seven and eight? Would you like to see Game of Thrones go even longer, or does eight seasons feel right to you? Tell us.
Wonder if Game of Thrones will end after eight seasons.
Right now, that is what it sounds like, Tran. At least, it sounds like that is what the creative team wants.
Do you think 8 seasons is a good enough run for the show?