Game of Thrones season eight premiers in 2019. And then he laughed cause he made a amusing, but let's be real: "Though probably more likely one". Bloys also talked about the upcoming five "Game of Thrones" prequels, which are now in development on the network.
'This story, A Song of Fire and Ice, is done. "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".
The fantasy drama, starring Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, is smash hit, so it's not surprising that they want to do as much as possible with it. We're not doing a final season and then, "Following it at 11 p.m".
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Asked if season 8 provides a conclusive end and whether we will see a definitive ruler on the Iron Throne, Bloys replied: "I don't even want to answer that!" "We have some really talented writers working on them. I have seen some things that I think are potentially very exciting". But there's no timetable about when a decision would be made about any of them.
In any case, that means that any Game of Thrones prequel would air in 2020 at the earliest, although that doesn't foreclose the possibility that HBO could film a pilot sooner than that, which Bloys acknowledged.
Luckily, everything we've heard about the final season, sounds absolutely incredible and Bloys only added to the anticipation in talking about the forthcoming six-episode finale.
HBO also announced the third season of their anthology series True Detective will not make it to air until next year either. Filming for Game of Thrones is still far from over, and it will be going on over the course of the next several months.