You May Have To Wait A Couple Years For The Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’
There are six weeks, one day, 11 hours, and 17 minutes until the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7. It has felt like an eternity since we last had new episodes of Game of Thrones. Not to sour on the excitement for Season 7, but it sounds like we may not be graced with the epic final season of GoT for a couple of years.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly that Season 8 of Game of Thrones may not hit TV screens until 2019. The EW interviewer asked Bloys, “So as of now, the final season could air in 2018 and / or in 2019 depending on their needs?” To which Bloys responded, “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.”
Waiting until 2019 for the last season of GoT sounds more torturous than a Ramsey Bolton dog kennel. However, the extra time might actually be a blessing for the finale to one of the greatest television series of all-time. Bloys has given showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss the time to make sure that the final season is spectacular and cinematic.
“One of the hallmarks of the show has been how cinematic is it,” Bloys said. “The show has proven that TV is every bit as impressive and in many cases more so, than film. What they’re doing is monumental. When you see these battles in season 7, and what I imagine season 8 will be, it’s a big, big show. We’ve done a lot of great shows, but this one combines the complex characters we love with a huge cinematic scope. I think this is the first show to prove that can be done — and we’re the first people to pay for it.”
So it seems that they are saying that don’t look at the last six episodes to be six TV episodes, but rather six connecting movies with Hollywood-like production values.