It’s game over for ‘Game of Thrones’
For “Game of Thrones” fans, winter has finally come.
After much speculation that Season 8 of the highly popular series would be its last, an HBO executive has confirmed the rumors to be true.
The news came Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills, confirming a decision by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
“Yes, [Benioff and Weiss] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” HBO’s Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly. “Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more, I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do [for the] best version of the show.”
The show’s sixth season recently concluded on June 26, and saw notorious villain Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sitting atop the Iron Throne.
Season 7 is set to premiere in mid-2017, with seven episodes.