For any die-hard Game of Thrones fans who were dreading the day the HBO show announced news of the seventh and final season, there was so good news.
Producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have been suggesting since the series second year that they would try and get seven years out of the hugely successful fantasy series.
This week Entertainment Weekly are reporting that programming president for HBO Micheal Lombardo might be thinking differently than the two showrunners.
“Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the conversation”, he said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour this week. So, that basically means we could be watching our favourite Mother of Dragons forever, right?
“The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven.” He went to say that David and Dan are “feeling like there’s two more years after six.”
Game of Thrones fans all around the world are certainly rejoicing. But what about any of those with a soft spot for Jon Snow?
“Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Um, yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead," he said.
It looks like any hope those with a thing for curly haired Northmen was dashed then and there. However, Kit Harrington has been spotted out and about in Belfast with the rest of the cast recently. It is Game of Thrones after all, pretty much anything can happen in Westeros it seems.
Other news from press tour related to questions surrounding a possible prequel to the series.
Michael said that as of yet there had been “no discussions” about such an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s work but he is open to doing anything David and Dan want to do.