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“Game of Thrones” fans may have to wait until 2019 for the hit show’s conclusion.
HBO President Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview that the network is prepared to give “Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss whatever amount of time they need to properly finish the show.
“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,” Bloys said when EW asked if the show’s final season could air in late 2018 or in 2019.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the hit fantasy drama’s final season will probably be worth the wait for fans as the showrunners are aiming to give the six final episodes a “movie” feel.
“What they’re doing is monumental,” Bloys said. “When you see these battles in season seven, and what I imagine season eight 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.”
Fans have already had to wait an extra few months for the penultimate season of “Thrones.” The show usually returns in April, but season seven will premiere on July 16 and span seven episodes.