It seems like “Game of Thrones” could go on forever . . . it’s extremely popular, the books it’s based on are LITERALLY still being written, and there’s basically an endless supply of characters and storylines.
And even though every EPISODE costs more than $10 million to make, it’s a centerpiece for HBO, and it easily makes that up in subscriptions, cable package cuts, merchandising, and home video.
But the show’s creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss say it WON’T continue indefinitely. In fact, they have an end-date in mind, and it’s coming . . . SOON.
Benioff says, quote, “Two more seasons [is what] we’re talking about . . . From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70 to 75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now.”
Each season of “Game of Thrones” has had 10 episodes, and so 73 would mean there are just 13 more episodes . . . over two SHORTENED seasons.
Benioff insists it’s important to stick to the plan. Quote, “We’re trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle, and end. We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it.
“It’s not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it’s trying to figure out new story lines. We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out.”