The Season 6 (S6) of popular medieval fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones” (GoT) is currently in production right now but already, there are news of it coming to an end soon.
How soon? Apparently, until S8.
According to a report by The Wrap, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo predicted Thursday that the Emmy-winning fantasy series will likely end after its 8th season.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday (30th July), Lombardo said, “Obviously we’re shooting season 6 now, hopefully discussing 7.”
He indicated that the final word on when to end the series will rest with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “I think their feeling is we’re looking at 2 more seasons after 6. I’m hoping they’ll change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now,” he added.
S5 of GoT ended in June. The show is nominated for 8 Primetime Emmy awards, including best drama series. Asked whether the network would be open to a prequel, Lombardo again deferred to Benioff and Weiss. “I’m open to anything Dan and David would want to do (with Game of Thrones),” he said, adding, “but no conversations yet.”
Asked to chime in on whether fan-favorite character Jon Snow is dead, as he appeared to be at the end of last season, Lombardo echoed the show’s producers, saying, “Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, he is dead.”
Read more at The Wrap.