Winter is coming…and so is the end of “Game of Thrones.”
After 6 amazing seasons. It’s been announced that the World of Westeros will be wrapping up. The show has spent the last couple of seasons stretching out some plot lines, but season 6 saw them get moving with a thrilling conclusion to season 6. Now it’s been revealed that Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are sticking to their guns about ending it after season 8.
In a chat with Deadline, David Benioff had this to say about the decision to end Game of Thrones after Season 8:
The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched to HBO is, 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 to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it. We wanted something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story. We’re definitely heading into the end game now.
The showrunners haven’t decided to end Game of Thrones because they’re tired of the world of Westeros or because they feel they’re running out of plot lines. David Benioff and Dan Weiss want to tell a complete story that doesn’t run long for the sake of producing as many episodes as possible.