Good news, “Game of Thrones” (GoT) fans! Your favourite medieval fantasy epic has been renewed for a 7th season.
First announced by the official GoT Twitter account, the 7th season of the popular show will air in 2017 on HBO.
— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 21, 2016
Alas, it doesn’t answer fans’ biggest burning question about the order: “How many episodes?”
HBO and showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss previously stated that they hoped that the show will conclude after the 7th season. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo also predicted that the Emmy-winning fantasy series will likely end after its 8th season.
Fortunately, David Benioff and Dan Weiss later said that they were contemplating a split final 2 seasons, with 7 episodes next year and 6 in season 8. “We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go. It hasn’t changed,” Benioff told EW.
One thing’s for sure though, since GoT season 6 is about to air and George R.R. Martin’s latest novel, “The Winds of Winter“, is nowhere near ready yet, it is likely that the show may end before the books.
“Game of Thrones” returns for its 10-episode 6th season in Asia the same time as the US – exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431) this 25th April at 9am, with a same day encore at 9pm, with new episodes every Monday at the same time. The series will also be available anytime, anywhere through Astro On The Go.