Here we are. Somehow we’ve managed to survive seven whole seasons of “Game of Thrones” — something that’s notoriously difficult to do.
But it’s not over yet. Winter has come and everything is really coming to a head in Westeros. We’ve come a really long way from when Daenerys was a timid teenager and Tyrion was a drunk who never did anything useful and nobody in Westeros was at war.
Now everybody is at war, kings and princes have been dying left and right for years and no alliance seems capable of holding for all that long. It’s been an incredibly eventful seven years. And the long-awaited arrival of winter should be accompanied by the long-awaited arrival of the White Walkers in the realms of men.
The question now, then, is exactly how much more of this war and turmoil we have ahead of us before the blockbuster series finally comes to an end.
And the answer is: one more season after Season 7. Yep, the year 2018 will bring us the end of “Game of Thrones.”
HBO would obviously be happy for “Game of Thrones” to go on forever, since it’s its biggest show ever, so it’s not a question of whether it will be canceled. But the decision of when it will end will In 2015, former HBO head of programming Michael Lombardo also said they expected the show would end after eight seasons. And showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did indeed come to the conclusion that “Game of Thrones” will finally come to an end in season 8.
But that’s not all you need to know. Like Seaons 7, the show’s 8th season will each be shorter than “Game of Thrones” seasons were in the past — the final season will be only six episodes. It’s also expected that Season 8, like Season 7, will begin in late summer in order to allow for an increased amount of time filming in the snow. But at least you probably won’t have to suffer through a 13- month gap between seasons again like we did between Seasons 6 and 7.
Try not to die before 2018.
Without any new “Game of Thrones” episodes on the calendar for nearly a year, it’s time to reflect on the past by perusing our rankings of all the major characters on the series. The rankings have been updated in light of the events of the season 6 finale.