HBO's Game of Thrones isn't limited to seven seasons. This was announced at the Television Critics Association conference by HBO Program Director Michael Lombardo. His words are quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
In particular, Lombardo said the following: "We never thought that seven seasons would be enough. The question is how many seasons after the seventh we are going to shoot." He added that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss believe "two more are needed after the sixth season. I always wanted them to change their minds. So, for now, this is the plan."
Lombardo also mentioned that there is a possibility of a prequel. "I will gladly accept whatever Dan and David want to do. It will be entirely up to them what they offer. I think fans are right, there is an incredible amount of material to be told in the prequel. We haven't discussed it yet. "
When asked about the death of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the fifth season of the show, Lombardo was adamant:" Dead means dead, like dead. Yes. Everything I've read and seen indicates that Jon Snow is indeed dead. "
The fifth season of the series ended in June this year, production of the sixth is underway at the time of writing. The actors have signed contracts for participation up to the seventh season, the production of which has not yet been officially announced.
In March 2015, George R.R. Martin wrote on his blog that ten seasons of Game of Thrones would satisfy him. "I admit ten seasons would suit me.
The Topic of Article: Game of Thrones goes beyond seven seasons.