Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo, who are both executives at the network HBO, which airs the hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones, have admitted that, although they hope to have a long running show, it will never extend beyond ten episodes per season. The decision is due to the fact that they are more interested in quality over quantity.
Michael Lombardo, who is the programming president at HBO, explained, "I hope it lasts for 20 years. I promise you we won't stop it before it's ready to stop. There's a great relationship fans have with the show and we appreciate that. We've never seen people get so excited about casting [decisions]."
While Richard Plepler, the co president at HBO added, "If we could do 12 [episodes], we would. To produce those shows in the time they have, there's no way they could physically do more than ten... without diluting the quality." Game of Thrones season two is expected to premiere on HBO next April.