Game Of Thrones To Run For “At Least” 8 Seasons
Game of Thrones will run for “at least” eight seasons, HBO announced yesterday at the network’s Television Critics Association presentation.
Earlier reports had suggested the hit fantasy series would bow out after seven seasons.
Speaking at the event, HBO President Michael Lombardo reportedly said, “Seven seasons and out has never been the [internal] conversation. 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.”
There was more than just this exciting news for Game of Thrones fans, however, with Lombardo discussing the possibility of a spin-off prequel series.
“I would be open to anything that Dan and David wanted to do—about Game of Thrones, or any subject matter. It really would depend fully on what they wanted to do. I think you’re right, there’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel, if George and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that. At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about that at this point.”
However, there is one question Lombardo is staunch on. Asked to comment on the Jon Snow’s untimely death and future, Lombardo said: “Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Um, yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead.”