GoT fans, don’t be in despair just yet. Game of Thrones season 8 renewal has been delayed but it will not be cancelled.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys has dismissed Game of Thrones season 8 cancelled rumors. He assured to TVLine that the eighth installment is definitely happening. The network is taking its time before making the big announcement because there are more surprises coming in the final season.
Bloys explained that the Game of Thrones season 8 renewal announcement has been put on hold for the moment for some reasons. He teased that GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on how many episodes they really want to do. Moreover, Bloys said that he is hoping that the duo will offer more than the planned six episodes.
“They’re still figuring it out because I think they’re trying to get a shape of the season. They always do what they think [will yield] the best version of the show. It’s all about how many [episodes] they’re comfortable [with]. But I’ll always take more,” he said.
This could mean good news for viewers. In April 2016, it was announced that season 7 will have seven episodes while the final installment of the Emmy-winning drama would have six. However, it was then reported that the show’s EP is still “working out how many episodes they want to do” and it will be revealed once Game of Thrones season 8 renewal is announced.
The Battle Continues Beyond Game of Thrones Season 8
HBO is also mulling on a possible GoT prequel series, Bloys revealed to Entertainment Weekly. He said, “It’s such a big property we would be foolish not to explore it, but it’s a pretty high bar. We’ll take some shots at it. I’m not going to do it just to do it. It has to feel very special. I would rather have no sequel and leave it as-is then have something we rushed out.” He added that the prequel is more likely to happen than a spin-off with existing characters appearing on it.
Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere this summer.
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