In what can only be described as the least surprising development in the history of show business, the head of HBO would love to see his
cash cow CASH COW™ go on well past the point the creators think it needs to go. Fortunately, the producers know how to play the Game of Scheduling. Because if you play the Game of Scheduling either you get points in syndication….or you die!
Though George RR Martin may not finish his books in time to keep up with the series, the creators of the television version have a plan to end things.
“We see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Benioff says. “We still have a long way to go and things to figure out, but we definitely know where we’re heading and the major end-beats.”
“We started this journey with David and Dan,” says HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “It’s their vision. Would I love the show to go 10 years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely. We’ll have an honest conversation that explores all possible avenues. If they weren’t comfortable going beyond seven seasons, I trust them implicitly and trust that’s the right decision—as horrifying as that is to me. What I’m not going to do is have a show continue past where the creators believe where they feel they’ve finished with the story.”
At least it wasn’t a Joffrey-eque quote about cutting off their heads and replacing them with one of the Martells.
Source: Coming Soon