It’s official. Entertainment Weekly reports Game of Thrones‘ final season (season eight) will only consist of six episodes, bringing the series total to 73 episodes.
The hit drama’s seventh and second-to-last season is slated to debut on July 16th. The large cast includes Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Iain Glen.
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have been saying Game of Thrones would end at 73 episodes for some time, and the now the number is confirmed. The upcoming seventh season will consist of seven episodes, leaving the final six for the eighth and final season.
However, while the popular HBO series might be ending, that doesn’t mean the network is leaving Westeros. Earlier, we reported HBO is developing five Game of Thrones spin-offs, all of which are prequels according to author George R.R. Martin.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Would you watch the spin-off series?