Winter is coming — and so is the end of Game of Thrones.
“I think seven seasons and out has never been the conversation; the question is how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do,” Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
“[The producers are] feeling like there’s probably two more years after six,” Lombardo added. “I would love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”
As for whether or not HBO might follow up Thrones‘ run with a prequel series, Lombardo said, “I would be open to anything [the producers] want to do. There’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel. … At this point, all the focus is on figuring out the next few years with this show.”
Lombardo also addressed the fate of Jon Snow, telling reporters, “He be dead. Yes. From everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is dead.” (So there you have it… again.)
Thrones fans, would you be OK with the series ending after Season 8? And what about this hypothetical prequel being bandied about? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.