Winter is coming next summer and the end is indeed near for Game of Thrones. At the TCA summer press tour, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed that the popular fantasy series will end with season eight. He noted that ending the series was the decision of series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Bloys told reporters, “I think David Benioff and D.B. have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do… If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons, but we want to take their lead with what they can do and what the best version of the show is.”
The HBO exec also confirmed that season seven will have just seven installments. Season eight’s number of episodes is still up in the air though its been rumored that there will be just six.
Production on season seven will begin later than usual — because storylines require colder than usual weather — and they will be shooting in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. As a result of the late start, season seven won’t start airing until next summer so the series won’t be eligible to compete for 2016-17 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Bloys still expects HBO to pick up plenty of Emmy nominations. He said, “Even if you took away Game of Thrones’ Emmy nominations this year, we’d still have more than anybody else”.
What do you think? Do you think Game of Thrones should end with season eight? Is 13 episodes enough to properly wrap up the series?
I love the show ,please dont end it on season eight i would love the show to continued to the ten season.
I don’t wish to see it end, but I hope it will explain season 7, I was a little disappointed in season 7
I love the show ,please dont end it on season eight i would love the show to contiued to the ten season.
How did it even get past Season 1, basically a rejected soap opera masking itself as a time period piece masking itself as super lite fantasy. Full of a bunch of amazing actors who always look bored, and every episode there’s 5 minutes of “an event” while otherwise everyone has no goals or dies as soon as they become even more pointless than they originally were.
I truly love GOT. All of the characters even including the dispicible ones are excellent. The acting is so convincing. You can’t help falling I. Love with each and everyone. I personally don’t think the series should end by shoving storylines and outcomes. It will ruin the whole GOT theme. There are too many story lines that need the time to wrap up. I would only hope that the last season is done well because that’s what people are going to remember. It’s important to the characters. It’s important to the writers and it is very important to the GOT… Read more »
It is one of my favorite shows so of course it is being cancelled. I don’t understand the cancelling of it due to in-house situations while we the audience enjoy it so much. Just like Glades, LongMire and many many more good.
you reminded me of all the shows, I have been so disappointed about getting cancelled
Ending this series is the worst move I’ve EVER seen, the following is enormous.