Us Weekly reports that HBO’s programming chief, Casey Bloys, confirmed Saturday the eighth season of Game of Thrones would be its last.
“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do”, Bloys told reporters at HBO’s Television Critics Association press tour event today. “We’ll take as many as they’re willing to give us”.
As for whether the massively popular Thrones will get a spin-off, as with other popular cable productions like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, Bloys was somewhat coy. “It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively”.
“I’m not sure that [the show’s creators] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on next season]”. He added that, while Benioff and Weiss are pretty busy now, prepping for the delayed season 7, they aren’t necessarily against the idea. They’re about to start production soon.
“We’re open to it, the (producers) aren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans right now”, Bloys said.
“Game” won’t be back with its seventh season until next summer, missing the deadline for the 2017 Emmy competition, which it routinely dominates.
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. Not a tragedy, but it’s a point of order, in case anyone asks “Where’s Game of Thrones?” when the nominations for next year’s Emmys are announced. Then came season 2 – and we were all just left wondering, what happened? Sweet, sweet True Detective. There could be a Season 3, although HBO hasn’t found the right story yet.
There may be some good news for GoT fans, however. That will not please President Trump.