The seventh season of Game of Thrones hasn’t even arrived yet, but we already know the fate of the HBO series. The eighth season, which will be its last, will only have six episodes, compared to its traditional 10.
Similarly, the upcoming seventh season will also be trimmed down to seven episodes.
It turns out that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have known for years how many episodes there would be to the entire show.
Fans don’t need to worry, as HBO is developing four spinoffs to the highly-acclaimed series.
There’s no word what the shows will be about, but it will “explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe.”
The four spinoffs will be developed by different groups of people, with Benioff and Weiss playing executive producers in all four shows. A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is involved in two projects.
Of course, it’s also possible that not all four will be greenlit for production. HBO added, “There is no set timetable for these projects. We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.”
Game of Thrones is an adaptation of Martin’s fantasy series of novels and follows different dynasties as they aim to succeed the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.
The show is HBO’s most-watched and longest-running series, and has received 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for any TV series.
In the meantime, the trailer for the seventh season is already out now.
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