‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 will be the last and not season 7 as previously told
How many seasons the Game of Thrones will survive? While the HBO is shooting for the sixth season right now, there has been confusion as to how long it will be kept alive. Last year it was told that the Game of Thrones will end after seventh season. But luckily it is not the final decision.
Game of Thrones fans should be happy that HBO bosses have decided to exploit it further due to its immense popularity and now they are saying it wouldnâ€™t end before eighth season.
By the way who can forget what David Benioff had told the media merely last year. While justifying their prior decision to end it after seventh season David Benioff had said, â€œSeven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to usâ€.
While the number of Gods might have not changed in just a yearâ€™s time, the number of seasons has certainly changed.
Nonetheless things have changed and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo seems to have revealed the companyâ€™s decision. Lombardo while talking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour that there will probably be an eighth and final season.
While talking about the eight season Lombardo said, â€œSeven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversationâ€¦The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Benioff and Weiss] feel like there’s two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”
There is no denying the fact that the lure of profiting from a successful program is huge. â€œThere’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel, if [GOT novelist George R. R. Martin] and Dan and David decide they want to tackle thatâ€¦At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about [a new series] at this pointâ€, he went on to add.