Will We Have To Wait Until 2019 For Game of Thrones' Final Season?
The end is not so near
BY Peter Wade | Jun 5, 2017 | Film & TV
To love Game of Thrones is to suffer. Anyone who watched a little boy get thrown out of a tower in Season One knows that. It's the show that keeps on taking. And after pushing back the premiere of Season Seven and cutting the total number of final episodes to fewer than normal, a new Entertainment Weekly interview has some distressing details about the final season.
Consider this interaction between HBO programming president Casey Bloys and EW's James HIbberd:
EW: On the Dan and David side of things, they told me that they're not going to be involved in the prequels and instead are going to work on the final season for the next year and a half. Is that right?
CB: Yep. I'm glad you asked that because that is one thing I want to clarify: By the time the final season airs, Dan and David will have been at this for 12 years. Which is an amazing fact. They didn't go and do movies in between seasons, they didn't set anything else up, they put everything—and are putting everything—into this show. They came into HBO with an idea for a show with a beginning, middle, and end, and they want to see it through. In conversations with them, they feel if their name is on the prequels—even in a passive way—it conveys some sort of expectation or responsibility. They want to enjoy the show as fans and don't want to worry about the scripts or production issues. We were hoping to have their names on it out of respect for them, but we understand why they don't want that.
EW: So as of now, the final season could air in 2018 and/or in 2019 depending on their needs?
CB: Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We'll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.
At least we can rest assured that it will be a long time until that crushing moment when we realise Game of Thrones is over...
From: Esquire UK