Game of Thrones Mulls Ending with Two Shortened Seasons

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Game of Thrones mulls ending with two shortened seasons

Season 6 could be the last with 10 episodes. David Benioff and Dan Weiss are considering ending after 73 episodes, a plan that has been in the works for a while. That would likely mean seven episodes for Season 7 and six episodes of Season 8. “I think we’re down to our final 13 episodes after this season. We’re heading into the final lap,” Benioff tells Variety. “That’s the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that’s what we’re looking at.” Still, Variety says "those exact numbers were premature, given that the showrunners are now just beginning to outline their plans.” PLUS: Here’s your first look at the Bill Simmons-produced After the Thrones set, watch Sophie Turner unveil her Jon Snow impression, Emilia Clarke was “drunk and photoshopped” on Esquire’s cover, and Clarke tells Conan about her desire for more male nudity on the show.


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