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Old 07-31-2015, 12:47 PM   #1
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HBO: Game of Thrones IS going at least eight seasons

The two Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, have said for quite a while they envision GoT running seven seasons. They even made comments like (paraphrased) "all shows get tired after a while, and it's best to end sooner than later. And we think seven is the right number".

Now HBO has come out and said, "Game of Thrones will go eight, or even more."

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/30...-eight-seasons

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/...-seasons-total

And more links online.

I notice all the quotes are from HBO. Nowhere do they have anything from David or Dan. I wonder if they are on board with this, or if they were told, "We're doing eight or more. Do you want to do it with us?"

HBO owns the rights, not the showrunners.

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Game of Thrones won’t end with seven seasons.

Even though Thrones showrunners have repeatedly declared they hope to conclude the fantasy hit around the 70-hour mark, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo for the first time firmly proclaimed the series will go at least eight seasons.

“Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation,” Lombardo said to critics at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Thursday when a reporter asked if the show would end after seven. “The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feel like there’s two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”

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Old 07-31-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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They could have gone slower at first and included a lot more stuff from the books, but it's kind of late now. The end has to be coming soon.

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Old 07-31-2015, 06:03 PM   #3
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They could have gone slower at first and included a lot more stuff from the books, but it's kind of late now. The end has to be coming soon.
Of course, Martin could end up at ten books (and then he dies at 96 of natural causes with the series incomplete, and somebody else has to finish it off with books 11 & 12)...

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Old 08-01-2015, 01:06 AM   #4
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There are still what, 2-3 unfinished books planned? Should be plenty to get 3 more seasons out of. Heck if tney can split The Hobbit into 3 movies they can figure out how to drag this out for 3 more sasons.

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Old 08-01-2015, 05:00 AM   #5
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There are still what, 2-3 unfinished books planned? Should be plenty to get 3 more seasons out of. Heck if they can split The Hobbit into 3 movies they can figure out how to drag this out for 3 more seasons.
Martin claims two, but he's been claiming two literally since the first book (it was a trilogy, then five, now seven). So maybe now he knows, but I'll believe it when (if!) I see it...

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HBO: Game of Thrones IS going at least eight seasons

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Of course, Martin could end up at ten books (and then he dies at 96 of natural causes with the series incomplete, and somebody else has to finish it off with books 11 & 12)...
There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the wheel of Westeros, but is was A beginning.

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Old 08-01-2015, 11:05 AM   #7
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There is no end. Unless all of the world disappears. The story would go on. It isn't the story of Danys or anyone in particular. Not even one family. It is the story of politics and war in that world. There is no reason to expect and "end" except that they stop telling the story.

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The prequel idea could be cool if done well.

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Old 08-01-2015, 03:02 PM   #9
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There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the wheel of Westeros, but is was A beginning.
What if Daenerys breaks the wheel?

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:47 AM   #10
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Unless HBO starts giving me more reasons than GoT and VEEP to subscribe I don't know if I'll last eight seasons.

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Old 08-03-2015, 02:18 PM   #11
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I'd love to be a fly on the wall in that room when David and Dan were told they had to do at least eight seasons.

"If we had known the story was going to be told in 80 hours instead of 70, we could have included more info about X or not cut out the story of Y."

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I do wonder if more is a good thing here. I love the show, but I think at some point we all want to see who "ultimately" get the Iron Throne, who's not a Barathian/Lannister. And that's assuming that's how this is gonna end. But, I'm in for as long as they can keep going

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Old 08-03-2015, 04:37 PM   #13
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well, it took winter 5 seasons to finally arrive, i can see at least another 5 seasons until spring.

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think at some point we all want to see who "ultimately" get the Iron Throne, who's not a Barathian/Lannister. And that's assuming that's how this is gonna end. But, I'm in for as long as they can keep going
I'd like to see a final season joke trailer with a crane shot slowly sweeping in on a figure on the Iron throne, gradually you see it's a man, a large man, dressed very regally and as it starts to get close you see him lean forward, reach out his arm and point menacingly at the camera and shout HODORRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! as you almost feel the wind from his breath. Then he sits back and accidentally stabs his arm on throne and starts to whimper and cry.

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Old 08-17-2015, 10:23 AM   #15
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Of course, Martin could end up at ten books (and then he dies at 96 of natural causes with the series incomplete, and somebody else has to finish it off with books 11 & 12)...
Otherwise known as the Robert Jordan Plan.

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