Game of Thrones is preparing to take its final bow. The show, of course. Not the everlasting book series.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been pretty open about wanting Season 8 of Game of Thrones to be its last, and following a recent Season 7 renewal and negotiations for an eighth, HBO has officially put an end in sight.
“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys told EW. “Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.”
Bloys also noted that the number of episodes for the final season have not been planned, though Benioff and Weiss have said they are considering a 13-episode length for the next two seasons, leaving Season 7 with seven episodes and Season 8 with only six.
On the bright side, Bloys also didn’t shut down the idea of Game of Thrones spin-offs, saying, “I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
Bummed out knowing the end is coming? Take a look at this gallery of every Game of Thrones character that’s died so far. That should help.