As if waiting an entire year for just ten weeks of content wasn't bad enough…
Game of Thrones is just nine days away from once again becoming the most talked about show on the Internet.
But while HBO could theoretically pull in their greatest numbers ever for the Season Six premiere, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss already have some bad news about the show's future.
Video: Watch The Game Of Thrones Season Six Trailer
Don't worry — GoT is obviously not getting cancelled or anything, but we are hearing this upcoming season could be the last one to feature a full set of ten episodes!
HBO's entertainment president Michael Lombardo and the showrunners spoke ominously to Entertainment Weekly about Seasons Seven and Eight on Thursday, with David saying:
"We've known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go… It hasn't changed."
Well that doesn't sound very promising.
Michael went on to clarify that the ideal goal for the fantasy series is a 73-hour epic — meaning a seven-episode Season Seven and a six-episode Season Eight, saying:
"In every conversation, that's been Dan and David's thinking. It will be interesting to see how strongly they feel about being definitive about that when we are in a position to announce Seasons Seven and Eight."
That's a fair point… there's still a lot of money left in Westeros. LOLz!!!
Will U be tuning in for potentially the last ten-episode season when GoT premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. EST on HBO??
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