'Game of Thrones' Final Seasons Could Be Shorter: Reports

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 3:01 AM

The fight for the Iron Throne will one day arrive to an end — and sooner than you may have expected. "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.

'Game of Thrones' Final Seasons Could Be Shorter: Reports

It'south time to face facts. The fight for the Iron Throne will one day arrive to an end — and sooner than you may have expected.

"Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are considering two short-and-sweet final seasons for the sprawling fantasy saga, according to Variety — seven episodes for the seventh season, six for the eighth.

"I think we're down to our final thirteen episodes after this season. We're heading into the final lap," Benioff told Variety. "That'south the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that'south what we're looking at."

The sixth season of the megahit HBO series premieres April twenty-four and will running for ten episodes — the length of the first five seasons.

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HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told Variety he was alert of the tentative map to finish the indicate after two more years. "That'south my understanding from them right now. Those have been the conversations we've had," he told the trade publication. "Because where these narratives go, it feels love another two years to them."

He added: "As a television executive, as a fan, do I wish they said another six years? I do."

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