The latest of our favourite television shows to announce it’s upcoming death is Game of Thrones.
HBO’s new programming president Casey Bloys confirmed the show will be coming to an end after it’s eighth season. He made the statement in Beverly Hills at the Television Critics Association’s press tour according to Entertainment Weekly.
Bloys mentioned the showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are behind the decision as they have “a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do.”
It’s not all bad news for fans though, producers have been discussing the possibility of a spin off. Although Bloys did admit:
“there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”
With season seven coming later than usual next year, season eight is expected to air in 2018.
The disappointing news has not been taken well by some fans:
I want to scream and cry because season 8 will be the last season of Game Of Thrones and that show is my life. No other show like it.
— Mò lā 莫拉 (@only_maura) July 31, 2016
HBO you have NO RIGHT to take game of thrones away from me after season 8
— Josh Porto (@josh_porto) July 30, 2016
omfg no way is Game Of Thrones stopping production after season 8 ?? pls I need tonnes more
— Scarlet Bitch (@Faisal_Croft) July 31, 2016
Earlier this year, Game of Thrones received 23 Emmy nominations however Bloys also commented that due to production on season seven being delayed the show will miss out on the Emmy’s next year.