With Game Of Thrones winding down into it’s final eleven episodes, fans are clamoring for every inch of details they can get about the final season, and potentially beyond.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s Programming President, said that the eigth and final season, while already written, will not premiere until showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss feel as they are ‘out of the woods in the production process.’
Another interesting tidbit from The Hollywood Reporter interview is when Bloys discussed how long the runtime for the eighth and final season’s episodes will be.
via The Hollywood Reporter:
Bloys reiterated that the final season would air on HBO — not in Imax theaters before subscribers see it — and that the running time for each of the six episodes is something he has spoken about with the producers. “I imagine they’ll be longer but … I’m not sure [how long],” he said.
“We haven’t had that discussion yet because I don’t know how long the episodes are going to be. Two hours per episode seems like it would be excessive, but it’s a great show, so who knows?”
If HBO is smart, they’ll milk every minute of Thrones that they can.