Say it ain’t so!
Game of Thrones Season 7 hasn’t even premiered yet, but fans are already wondering about the eighth and final season.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, an HBO exec revealed that it could be two whole years before we see Season 8. Yep, fans won’t know how it all ends until possibly 2019.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said, “Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
Hold up — they haven’t even written the episodes yet?!
The wait for Season 7 has already been longer than usual, so it’s safe to say fans are going to be less than thrilled about this new bit of information. Thankfully, the wait is almost over. Season 7 will premiere July 16.
Casey teased that this season is as epic as it looks. “I don’t want to oversell, but I can’t imagine anybody being disappointed in this season. It’s amazing.”
At least we won’t have to wait much longer for that!
The programming prez also gave some insight into those Game of Thrones prequels.
He said, “It should go without saying I love having a show with this much intense interest around it. Even the smallest bit of information is a big deal and I appreciate that. But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process. I haven’t even seen outlines.”
He continued, “In the press at large, everybody said, ‘There are four spin-offs’ and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That’s not what’s going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by [Benioff and Weiss] is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it. Also, this is a long-term plan. Our No. 1 goal is the seventh season this summer and getting the eighth season written and aired.”
Is it July 16 yet?!