Sunday 22 April 2018

Game of Thrones: Expect at least eight seasons, but THAT character won't be back

Kit Harington as Jon Snow, left, in a scene from Game Of Thrones (HBO/AP)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow, left, in a scene from Game Of Thrones (HBO/AP)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

***Warning: Spoilers***

Game of Thrones fans distraught that the hit HBO series would end after season seven can rejoice today as it looks like it will continue for at least eight.

Producers have previously suggested seven seasons was the maximum the series would run, but HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says different.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Lombardo sees proceedings stretching beyond season eight.

“Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the [internal] conversation”, he said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour.

“The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we’re shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. [Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are] feeling like there’s two more years after six.

“I would always love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”

When asked if a prequel series was on the radar, Lombardo said there had been "no discussions at this point" but he's open to anything Dan and David want to do.

Finally, the question everyone really wants answered is whether or not popular character Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington, is actually dead.

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Despite the fact the actor has been spotted in Belfast, where the show is shot, with members of the cast, Lombardo insists Jon is dead as dead can be.

“Dead is dead is dead. He be dead. Um, yes. Everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead," he said.

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