The date for the ultimate ending finale of the most popular show Game of Thrones is already being planned!
Did this make you immensely sad and depressed? Of course it will, if this show ends millions of us will not be able to survive.
Apart from the date fixing for the season finale doing the rounds, the showrunners of the show David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admitted to considering shorter episode runs for Game of Thrones seasons 7 and 8, based on their decisions on how many hours the show had left in its overall run.
In an interview with Variety, Benioff said:
“I think we’re down to our final 13 episodes after this season. We’re heading into the final lap. That’s the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that’s what we’re looking at.”
“It will be interesting to see how strongly they feel about being definitive about that when we are in a position to announce seasons 7 and 8. A show that resonates this way and works on all levels, it’s painful to imagine it ending. At the same time, David and Dan have a big responsibility and I respect that enormously. If we just keep going then we’re doing what the [broadcast] networks have done – and nobody wants to do that.”
The interview was immediately followed by a statement from HBO, clarifying that even though these conversations may be happening, nothing has been confirmed. HBO’s statement reads:
“Any conversations about the end of Game of Thrones and the number of episodes of future seasons is purely speculative. As is customary, HBO will sit with Dan and David to discuss the details once a decision has been made to go forward with season 7.”
With this plan in mind, Game of Thrones’ six ten-episode seasons would be followed by a seven episode season 7 and a six-episode season 8, ending with the show’s grand finale. It’s important to remember that the show no longer has its source material— A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and has been branching off into its own story with light notes from Martin, the show’s story might simply be coming to an end, and can only be taken forward depending on the next book by George R.R.Martin.
Game of Thrones season 6 will premiere on HBO on April 24, 2016.