Game Of Thrones May Be Around Longer Than Everyone Thought

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Like magic in Westeros, Game of Thrones’ days are numbered – winter’s finally arrived and we know the show will come to a dramatic close after season eight… Or will it? 

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This weekend, one of HBO’s top dogs, Casey Bloys, the network’s programming chief, announced that the hit fantasy show would finish after eight seasons.

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Speaking to audiences at the Television Critics Press Tour in LA, he said: 

Believe me, as the new guy, if I could get them [David Benioff and D.B. Weiss] to do to more, I would take 10 more seasons.

But we take their lead on what they think they can do [to make] the best version of the show.

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Now, however, a spokesperson, speaking to Buzzfeed, has revealed that the show may not be taking the black anytime soon and could be around for a while longer yet.

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They said:

Casey did confirm Season Eight, but didn’t really say for sure that’s the end.

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While I hope that the creators are doing this because it’s the right creative decision, I can’t help but think this may be a slightly more cynical ploy to keep a popular and profitable show on the air.

It wouldn’t be the first time a popular series has been allowed to become a ‘franchise zombie’ just to keep the studio earning money…


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