Game of Thrones To Continue For At Least Eight Seasons


Whoa! Huge news from HBO today!

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, HBO has confirmed Game of Thrones, the biggest and best TV show in the game, will continue for at least three more seasons!

The announcement was made at the TCA (Television Critics Association) Press Tour by HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo.

Originally, the plan, or so it was told by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, was for Game of Thrones to last seven seasons, which coincides with the same number of books in the series. That was what they pitched to HBO. At the press tour, Lombardo apparently never thought that was the case, but mentioned the ultimate decision lies with showrunners Weiss and Benioff, via EW:

"“Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation,” Lombardo said to critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Thursday. “The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] 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.”"

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Obviously, this is huge news for Game of Thrones fans out there who were thinking that there was only a sixth and seventh season left before the story ended.

Earlier in the year, however, there was a rumor floating around about Lombardo and HBO pushing Weiss and Benioff to stretch Game of Thrones into ten seasons. Apparently, there’s still hope the series could last that long, but it’s basically up to Weiss and Benioff to decide how long the show will run.

Lombardo also mentioned there’s the possibility of a Game of Thrones prequel, but that’s also up to George R.R. Martin, Weiss, and Benioff, as well.

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