If you were worried about rumors of a two-part season seven, you can put those to rest, now. According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO is in talks to bring Game of Thrones back for a complete seventh and eighth season.
HBO programming president, Michael Lombardo, announced these plans at a Television Critics’ Association press party on Thursday night.
The show had been speculated to conclude with a seventh season broken into two parts, an option pioneered by The Sopranos and Breaking Bad. Indeed, this development does appear to be a change of plans for the production.
David Benioff and D.B Weiss have referred in the past to a seven season run as their “goal.” Furthermore, the Game of Thrones cast are currently optioned for only seven seasons, so contract negotiations will likely be a part of the season eight renewal.
This announcement followed HBO’s confirmation that season 6 will premiere on April 24th.
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