Game of Thrones fans can rejoice, as the creators of the hit HBO show have revealed that the show could actually end up going on for eight or nine seasons in total. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the co-creators of Game of Thrones, have been busy promoting the upcoming third season of their show. While doing so, they have given away a few tidbits regarding the end game for the show.
Due to the fact that George R. R. Martin [the author of the novels the show is based on], has been known for writing at an incredibly slow pace, many fans were worried that the show would be stalled once it caught up to the books. Since there are only 5 books currently released in the series, that would mean that the fans of the show would either have to hope for Martin to have finished the last two books before the 5th season pre-production, or hope that the creators of the show had something else up their sleeve.
Alas, Benioff and Weiss have revealed [via Mother Jones] that they know they’re doing, saying that they are interested in going up till eight or nine season of the show, adding, “If we live that long and HBO keeps wanting to make the show. We have the opportunity here to tell a coherent story that lasts for 80 hours. And while a canvas of that size presents all sorts of storytelling problems, it also allows us to spend more time with these characters we love than we'll ever get again. Every once in a while we get five minutes to think about thinking about novels. But mostly we're just happy when we get to read one now and again.”
The second season of Game of Thrones is currently available on Blu-Ray and DVD, and the third season is set to premiere on the 31st of March.