Say it ain’t so!
At the Television Critics Association‘s press tour in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, HBO‘s new programming president Casey Bloys dropped a bomb.
He confirmed that, yes, he intends to go along with the desires of Game Of Thrones‘ show runners and wrap things up after the eighth season!
Bloys, speaking about the desires of runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, said to the media:
“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do. Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.”
This is huge, only because it is the very FIRST time anybody in an official HBO capacity has confirmed this.
So is that it?! Just eight seasons — and from what we are hearing, just a six-episode final season??
Bloys says that second part isn’t totally confirmed yet — and they are even maybe considering some type of spin-off from it:
“We’ve talked about it. It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
We can only hope some type of good spin-off is in the works, because right now, we just aren’t ready for GOT to end!
What do you think?!
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