Winter is coming ... but it will not last long. We already knew that 'Game of Thrones' had the hours counted on HBO after the chain confirmed that the seventh and eighth seasons will be the last of the series. The seventh season ( July 16 ) will also be shorter than the previous ones, staying in seven episodes. The great unknown was what would happen with the octave, for which less chapters were even rumored.
In this case, the rumors were right: the eighth season, last of 'Game of Thrones', will remain in only six episodes, as confirmed by those responsible. Why such a reduced duration? And why finish already a series that is being the star of the chain during the last years? David Benioff and Dan Weiss, responsible for this fantastic drama, explained it this way:
"From the beginning, we have always wanted to tell a 70-hour film. It will end up being a 73-hour film, but it has maintained a beginning, a development and now we are coming to an end. Of the deal on the road.I'm very satisfied that we have maintained all and that we can finish the way we want to finish "
To know we still lack the release date of that last batch of episodes. Although usually the series used to be broadcast in April, this year the seventh season, due to filming, has been delayed until this summer. We do not know if the octave will follow the same pattern, but what we do assume is that it will not arrive before 2018.
We also do not know if this will be the last thing we see in 'Game of Thrones' (and, seeing as it has been the "golden egg hen" for HBO, I very much doubt that they do not try to "squeeze" the story a little more). Yes, I speak of the rumors of a possible prequel . In this case, both Benioff and Weiss explain that HBO "could" do something like that and would be happy to see it, but none of them would be involved.