There has been a lot of speculation about when Game of Thrones is going to end. Many would be wishing that the world’s most popular TV show never ends but that’s obviously not possible. It has to end one day. With season 7 being delayed due and the story going through a significant shift in the previous season it appears that the show is going to end soon. HBO has now confirmed when Game of Thrones is going to be done for good.
During the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that Game of Thrones season 8 is going to be the last season for this epic series.
Bloys explained that the showrunners had started this project with the idea of containing it in a certain number of seasons and that he was merely abiding by their desire to end it with season 8. What HBO has effectively done is split the final season into two, so the final 13 episodes are actually split between season 7 and season 8.
The HBO executive also mentioned that the cable network is open to the idea of a spinoff, it would be another show set in Westeros, but the idea has to make sense creatively and appeal to the audience. Just because HBO isn’t opposed to it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen.
Game of Thrones season 8 is due in 2018.