“Game of Thrones” S8 Length, Spin-Off Talk

HBO’s biggest hit comes to a close in 2018 with the eighth and final season of fantasy epic “Game of Thrones”. HBO programming president Casey Bloys recently spoke with TV Line about the final season and suggests the six episode count that has previously been thrown about isn’t fixed, and they’ll happily take more if the show runners need it:

“The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do. They’re still figuring it out because I think they’re trying to get a shape of the season. They always do what they think [will yield] the best version of the show. It’s all about how many they’re comfortable [with]. But I’ll always take more. If you’re afraid we’re not going to do an eighth season, I assure you we’re going to.”

Bloys also spoke to Variety about the potential for a spin-off, saying the network is definitely still ‘exploring’ the idea but nothing is close to happening:

“All I can say is that we’re exploring it. We don’t have any scripts, we’re not even close to saying ‘Oh let’s do this.’ But it’s a big enough property that we would be foolish not to explore it. It’s a really rich world. We’d be foolish not to look at it.”

“Game of Thrones” will return for its seventh season this Summer.