Well, Game of Thrones fans the final season is in the prep, but it seems that you will have to wait a little bit longer before you find out who will rule the Iron Throne. As we managed to find out from the HBO programming president Casey Bloys, the final season of this award-winning series will most likely be aired in two years time, meaning 2019.
According to Bloys statement to Entertainment Weekly, we managed to find out that “Yeah. (show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) 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.” The delay that this season has suffered is nothing out of the ordinary, it just managed to make the fans anxious and somewhat disappointed, just like when the same thing happened to the season 7, which by the way had only 7 episodes instead of regular 10 like others before it.
Bloys tried to explain the whole deal by saying “One of the hallmarks of the show has been how cinematic it is. The show has proven that TV is every bit as impressive and in many cases more so, than film. What they’re doing is monumental. When you see these battles in season 7, and what I imagine season 8 will be, it’s a big, big show. We’ve done a lot of great shows, but this one combines the complex characters we love with a huge cinematic scope. I think this is the first show to prove that can be done — and we’re the first people to pay for it.”
Yes the final season is being filmed, and this HBO award-winning series is at its end, but there is something interesting about it. Apparently, there has been a lot of talks about a possible spin-off. Some reports state that there are 4 spin-offs in the works, though it’s uncertain whether all or for that matter any of them will ever maker it to TV.
In the same interview for the Entertainment Weekly Bloys stated “I want to put the prequels in context. It should go without saying I love having a show with this much intense interest around it. Even the smallest bit of information is a big deal and I appreciate that. But I wanted to make sure fans know this is a really embryonic process. I haven’t even seen outlines. In the press at large, everybody said, “there are four spin-offs” and they assume that means each one is happening and we’re going to have a new Game of Thrones show per quarter. That’s not what’s going on. The idea is not to do four shows. The bar set by (Benioff and Weiss) is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it. Also, this is a long-term plan. Our No. 1 goal is the seventh season this summer and getting the eighth season written and aired.”
Bloys also continued to explain why spin-offs are possible in a show like Game of Thrones. He said “You couldn’t do this with a lot of show. In talking with the drama group here, and the nice thing is George has created an entire universe. The fact that there’s enough material to even contemplate making different prequels is crazy when you think about it. George has all these histories he’s thought about and that’s one reason why the books are so good. The other reason, frankly, as I said, is the bar is so high. If you only developed one, everything would rest on that one shot. It’s such a special show. I want to make sure that (any prequel) feels worthy. We have some amazing writers who want to take a shot at this. They’re also looking at different times in the universe and all will have different feels. This increases our odds of finding one that’s unique.”
This next part of this report contains SPOILERS! You have been warned! Continue reading only if you wish!
While the Season 8 is far away, we managed to get our hands on some Season 7 juicy bits. Apparently, according to Toronto Sun’s set visit, there will be a few scenes at Winterfell where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) tells his many counselors that “Dragonglass kills White Walkers, and it’s now more valuable than gold.” Dragonglass is known to rest on Dragonstone island, which is likely the reason for Harington’s scenes with Emilia Clark, who plays Daenerys, back in October 2016, if you remember. Many speculate online that Jon Snow will be pledging his allegiance to Daenerys in exchange for Dragonglass and her support against the White Walkers. Could it actually turn out to be right? Any thoughts/ideas?