HBO Confirms When Game of Thrones Will End
Will a spinoff follow?
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have previously spoken about their intention to end the fantasy hit after two more seasons, and HBO has now announced that season eight will be the final outting for the fantasy hit.
As reported by Variety, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed the news at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. "Yes, I think [Benioff and Weiss] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," he said. "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."
Bloys also revealed that he had spoken to the showrunners about a potential spinoff, but while they weren't opposed to the idea, there were currently "no concrete plans" for another show set in the Game of Thrones universe.
Last month it was reported that the seventh season would debut later than usual. Benioff and Weiss told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that they wanted to avoid sunny weather for the production, meaning a delay to the start of shooting this year.
Game of Thrones season 7 is expected to premiere in summer 2017.
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