The show's final eighth season airs in 2019
The head of HBO has discussed the possibility of there being a Game Of Thrones revival in the years to come.
Game Of Thrones season 7 aired last year and it was recently confirmed that the show’s final eighth season won’t arrive until 2019. Find out everything we know about season 8 here.
Following talk of possible prequels to the show, HBO boss Casey Bloys has stressed that it is unlikely that we’re going to see another GoT season.
“That’s not happening,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “This story, A Song of Ice and Fire, is done. There’s no revival, reboot, spinoff talk.”
Asked if season 8 provides a conclusive end and whether we will see a definitive ruler on the Iron Throne, Bloys replied: “I don’t even want to answer that! But it’s exciting.”
On whether the endless speculation over the show bothers him, Bloys added: “I don’t mind! I love to have a show that people want to know this much about. It’s a high-class problem.”
Of the five prequel ideas in the works, Bloys said: “I’ll do anywhere from zero to five! Though probably more likely one. But we’ll see.”
“If we do a pilot and series, nothing is going to air on HBO until at least a year after the final season. We’re not doing a final season and then, ‘Following it at 11pm…’ I’ve seen some exciting material. We have really great writers working on these; it’s very exciting. But there’s no timetable. Not everybody is on the same schedule, so I’ve seen different versions of different things that are potentially exciting. But there’s no timetable about when a decision would be made about any of them.”
Meanwhile, Jon Snow actor Kit Harington recently explained why it’s the right time for the show to end.
Harington admitted that he was “feeling emotional” but that the end was coming “at the right time”.
“Game of Thrones is coming to a very quick end, which I’m feeling emotional about,” he said. “Thrones is coming to the end at the right time for me, and everyone involved in it.”
He continued: “I was exchanging emails with [showrunners] David [Benioff] Dan [Weiss] last night and we were all getting very soppy and emotional with each other.”
“It will be liberating, just the thought of having a whole year free – you shoot for six months, but half of the projects you might want to do will have started shooting before that six months is over,” Harington added.
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“There’s a lot of things you can’t do. I’m looking forward to finishing, and eight years is the right amount of time. I wouldn’t want it to go on any longer than it has. I have other ideas I’d like to look at producing.”