Final Season Of Game Of Thrones To Have Only 6 Episodes
The news was broken by the show’s executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at a panel at SXSW this past weekend. Although it had been previously rumored that both the eighth and ninth seasons of the program would only have a handful of episodes, the two producers’ comments marked the first time that such speculation was officially confirmed.
As Benioff explained, the original intent of the series when they went in was to make a “70-hour movie” and although he acknowledged that it will end up being 73 hours, he expressed satisfaction with how well the final product will turn out. Additionally, the two ruled out any involvement with any possible prequels or spin-offs that HBO might decide to pursue in the future.
Per Superherohype, the source of this story:
“I think HBO might well do [another series] and I look forward to watching it and I think it be great, but I think they should get new blood in,” Benioff said.
Finally, as a fun bit of trivia, the producers confirmed that musician Ed Sheeran will have a cameo in the upcoming seventh season, something they’ve been trying to do as a surprise for star Maisie Williams for many years.
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