It’s the beginning of the end of ‘Game of Thrones.’ HBO confirmed on July 30 at the network’s TCA event that the hit show will ending with season 8. So this means there’s only two more seasons of ‘GoT’ left! Needless to say, fans are LOSING it.
HBO’s programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed that season 8 will be the final chapter of Game of Thrones, according to our sister site Deadline. It wasn’t announced how many episodes the final season will be, but it will likely be a shorter season than the 10-episode seasons fans have been accustomed to. See the fan reaction to the heartbreaking news below.
This next season of #GameOfThrones is the LAST season!! Season 8 is confirmed to be the last season. NOOOOO!!!!!! 😢😩😫😖😔😞☹️
— Jay Gatsby (@Call__Me__King) July 30, 2016
Season 8 is going to be the last season of #GameofThrones I'm seriously crying
— #BlackLivesMatter (@BasedDork69) July 30, 2016
how on earth can the writers tie up all the characters story lines that needs to be done in 13 episodes? #GameofThrones
— BornToBeA_Whovian! (@emma1293) July 30, 2016
— ᴊᴀɴᴇ ᴡᴇʟᴅᴏɴ ✭ (@JaneWeldon201) July 30, 2016
However, season 7 was confirmed to have only 7 episodes. Season 8 is rumored to consider of 6 episodes. But creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have said that the two seasons will have 15 episodes total, so that means the final season might have 8 episodes.
Game of Thrones season 7 has already been delayed until summer 2017 because of the weather. The creators revealed that since the show is now in the middle of winter, it wouldn’t make sense to film the show during the warmer months.
Since the next season is being delayed until the summer, the seventh season will be out of the running for next year’s Emmy Awards. This year, the show scored 23 nominations. Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams were all nominated in acting categories for their superb performances in season 6.
While Game of Thrones will definitely be ending with season 8, is there hope of a spinoff? Yes, according to Casey.
“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s something I’m not opposed to, but it has to make sense creatively. I’m open to it. The guys aren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans.”
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