'Game of Thrones' May End After Eight Seasons, According to HBO Exec

Though it's not yet known when George R.R. Martin will finish his "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, HBO's massively successful "Game of Thrones" TV series looks to have a kinda-maybe endpoint. As reported by TVLine, President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo told reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that, according to the show's producers, an eight-season run is currently the rough plan.

"[The producers are] feeling like there’s probably two more years after six," Lombardo is quoted. "I would love for them to change their minds, but that's what we're looking at right now."

But don't mourn quite yet: There's also at least a chance of a prequel. "I would be open to anything [the producers] want to do," Lombardo said. "There’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel."

"Game of Thrones" season five ended this past June; season six will likely debut spring 2016.

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