New HBO programming president Casey Bloys met the press Saturday and the first question he fielded was about the future of the HBO fantasy drama. Casey confirmed that the plan is for the yet-to-be announced eighth season of the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama is to be the final season. The final two seasons will also only be 7-8 episodes instead of the traditional 10 episodes that have been done for every season.
“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s not something I’m opposed to but it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure the guys can wrap their heads around it when they are about to start production. We’re open to it; the guys aren’t opposed to it but there’s no concrete plans right now.”
As winter dawns, Daenerys is poised to become Queen of Westeros and the Others are surely getting passed the Wall. Sorry, Dolorous Edd. One thing we know for sure is, the last two seasons are going to be epic.