Game of Thrones has been ruling the IMDB ratings since the very beginning and doesn’t seem to leave that position for a long time. The ninth episode of season 6, ‘Battle of the Bastards‘ bagged a straight 10 on 10 rating on various television rating websites including IMDB and is marked one of the best episodes of all the TV shows in the world. GOT has been very spine-chilling and exciting over the years, and the crazy fans of the American fantasy drama show can never get enough of it.
But a sad news for GOT fans has been released by the officials of HBO that Game of Thrones will be ending in 2018 with the eighth season being the last. The show based on author George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ will say goodbye to its huge global viewership in 2018, perhaps with Valar Morghulis as the saying.
The end is near for Game of Thrones.
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed the rumors about the eighth season of GOT being the last one.
The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California by Bloys.
The show makers have overtaken the source material, i.e. Martin’s book series and are planning to show the story no one has ever seen or heard of before.
The final number of episodes in the last season are yet to be decided by the show producers.
Casey Bloys spoke about the number of episodes in the upcoming seasons, “We’ll take as many as the (producers) will give us. I think [they] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do.”
Mr. Bloys also didn’t deny a complete spin-off in the show.
“We’re open to it, (the producers) aren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans right now.”
Game of Thrones won a record 12 Emmy Awards in 2015 for a series in a single year.
GOT has picked another record 23 nominations for the annual ceremony to be held this year in September.