It’s Official: ‘Game of Thrones’ will end at Season 8
“For some, learning about Game of Thrones’ final season…lead many to the dismal realization that good things DO come to an end.”
It was already bad enough that Game of Thrones was only going to air seven episodes for Season 7 and six episodes for Season 8. Now, news surfaced from Entertainment Weekly that programming president Casey Bloys is in full agreement with the show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff for season 8 as the final season. Season 6 of Game of Thrones ended with a high note with many of the characters meeting their ultimate wishes and some meeting their greatest demise. Season 6 was a giant roller coaster ride plenty of amazing character reveals and character developments. For some, learning about Game of Thrones’ final season after the sweet and thrilling experience of Season 6 lead many to the dismal realization that good things DO come to an end.
When good things come to an end, better things usually follow.
Beverly Hills California, Casey Bloys appeared at the Television Critics Association on Saturday and discussed the possibility of a spin-off. So for the biggest Thrones fans, a spin-off is definitely plausible and not some far off dream. Bloys stated, “We’ve talked about it. I am certainly not opposed to it…There are no concrete plans for it at this point.”
Maybe having Game of Thrones end at Season 8 will give developers more time to focus on other stories that were redacted from the main show. After all, HBO pulled many of side character stories and heavily deviated from the George R.R Martin’s direction in the books.
The time for speculation starts now!
So there you have it fans. Rejoice! There is still light at the end of the tunnel and long after you exit it.
Game of Thrones received 23 Emmy nominations in 2016. Due to the delay in show production, Season 7, which airs the seven episodes to next summer will put Game of Thrones out of the Emmy award list. The biggest reason is pretty ironic: Winter wasn’t coming. At least for production locations.
Game of Thrones’ Season 6 was among the most watched TV shows in history averaging 25 Million viewers in all media platforms.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, CNET