New HBO programming director Casey Blois has confirmed speculation by Game of Thrones fans that the series would end after season eight. At the TV Critics Association conference, Blois said that he would like to film at least ten more seasons of the show, but show runners Davia Benioff and Dan Weiss were determined to stop at eight.
It also became known that due to the delay in the premiere of the seventh season (new episodes will be released in the summer of 2017), the series will not be nominated for an Emmy television award. The show has received 23 nominations this year - more than any other series. “It's always good to get more Emmy awards. But the most important goal is to make the best show possible for our subscribers and fans,”commented Bloys.
Blois said that the creators of the show discussed the possibility of filming a spin-off, but so far nothing concrete is known about this.
The series "Game of Thrones" is based on the cycle of novels by George Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire". It is one of the most watched series on modern television, with 25 million people watching the show this year, according to Entertainment Weekly. The final episode of the sixth season of "Winds of Winter" was watched by over 9 million viewers on the day of its premiere. The show is known to have seven episodes next season.
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