Its been quite a game but HBO have confirmed that 'Game of Thrones' will end at its eight season. HBO Programming President Casey Bloys confirmed the news during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, saying:
“Yes, I think [the showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” “If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons but we want to take their lead with what they could do and what the best version of the show is.”Bloys also dropped a hint on a possible spin off saying
“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “It’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.”Season seven will not return until the summer 2017.