Executive Producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have revealed that they have a clear vision on how they’ll end ‘Game Of Thrones’.
In a recent interview for Entertainment Weekly the duo revealed that ideally the series will run for 7 seasons, but HBO may want for that to extend to ten seasons.
“We see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Benioff said. “We still have a long way to go and things to figure out, but we definitely know where we’re heading and the major end-beats.”
“This is the hard part of what we do,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “We started this journey with David and Dan. It’s their vision. Would I love the show to go ten years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely.”
“What I’m not going to do is have a show continue past where the creators believe where they feel they’ve finished with the story.”
“But when you start a series with our subscribers, the promise is that for your HBO fee that we’re going to take you to the end of this. I feel that on some level [a movie would be] changing the rules: Now you have to pay $16 to see how your show ends.”
Weiss added that their main focus is giving Thrones the best possible ending, saying: “We want to go out on our absolute highest note.”
‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO on April 12 at 9pm ET as part of a global simulcast.