With everyone on the edge of their seats with the delay for Season 7 to return Game of Thrones to the air, why is anyone worrying about Season 8 already?
Season 8 will be the final season, according to Entertainment magazine, and the show bosses are still trying to decide the best way to stage the final season.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed to Entertainment that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are still trying to figure out how many episodes the final season will contain.
Bloys told EW:
“They’re still figuring out the shape of the season, what they want to do,” Bloys said. “I’ll take as many as they want to do. If they give me eight, I’ll want 10. But it’s really up to them. They’ll let me know.”
Also in the works are possible prequels to the Games of Throne story and the land of Westeros. Bloys said that it would be foolish not to consider expanding the franchisee:
“We’ll take some shots at it. I’m not going to do it just to do it. It has to feel very special. I would rather have no sequel and leave it as-is then have something we rushed out
Bloys said a prequel series would make more sense, rather than extending author George R.R. Martin’s story with the same characters.
A prequel feels like it has less pressure on it
Right now, GoT fans are still waiting on the premiere of Season 7, which returns to TV this summer rather than in April. Filming was delayed because of weather, and the series is currently wrapping up shooting in Iceland.
The schedule changes means that the show won’t be in contention for a 2017 Emmy.
If you haven’t been sucked into HBO’s rendition of Martin’s fantasy series yet, check out this:
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