So how many seasons does George R.R. Martin want of "Game of Thrones"?
Winter is coming, you guys, by which of course I mean SEASON 5 of GAME OF THRONES IS COMING! The start of the new season is less than a month away (April 12th, mark your calendars!) and as we go into another season of GOT madness, we have to wonder, how long is this thing going to go? After all, we don’t even know when the last BOOK of the series is coming out. How much white-walker-y, three-eyed-raven-y, dragon-y goodness do we have left, anyway?
Well, there are no for sure answers, but author of the “A Song of Fire and Ice” series, the Grandfather of Dragons himself George R. R. Martin said 10 seasons sounded just fine to him. Going off of what HBO prez Michael Lombardo recently stated (“Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely.), Martin took to his blog, AceShowBiz reports, and gave his fans a similar take:
“I allowed that ten years sounded fine to me. I continue to hear similar sentiments from HBO every time I have a meeting with them, be it in LA or New York.”
Martin then explained that “Right now, ‘Game of Thrones’ is guaranteed only six seasons. That’s all HBO has officially committed to, by contract. We can speculate about additional seasons beyond that, but that’s all it is, speculation.”
He added that, “Weird stuff happens in television, and there are sooooo many factors involved. Budgets. Actors’ contracts. New shows in development. Ratings … Around the time that the second episode of season six is showing, HBO will order season seven, we hope … or maybe, just maybe, they will order seasons seven AND eight. But even if they just order season seven, that doesn.t mean that the show will end in seven; it could just represent a return to the original policy of committing to only one season at a time.”
And what does David Benioff, who showruns GOT with partner Dan Weiss have to say about that?
“We know basically how many hours are left in this story. We don’t want to add 10 hours to that. It’s about finding that sweet spot so it works for us and for HBO and, most of all, it works for the audience.”
All we are saying is, 10 seasons sounds AMAZE to us. We will take all Lannisters and Starks you will give us.