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'Game Of Thrones' To End After Series Eight? Show Exec Reveals Finale Plans

31/07/2015 18:51 BST | Updated 31/07/2015 18:59 BST

As if ‘Game Of Thrones’ fans hadn’t been through enough following the shocking season five finale, they’ve now been hit with more bad news.

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HBO president Michael Lombardo has revealed that the show could soon be coming to an end.

During the TCAs press tour, he explained that showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have a plan to call it quits after the eighth series.

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'Game Of Thrones' could end after series eight

"I think seven seasons and out has never been the conversation; the question is how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do," Michael explained.

"[The producers are] feeling like there's probably two more years after six. I would love for them to change their minds, but that's what we're looking at right now."

However, it isn’t all bad news, as Michael revealed that there could be a prequel.

"I would be open to anything [the producers] want to do," he said.

"There's enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel… At this point, all the focus is on figuring out the next few years with this show."

Phew.

Michael also addressed speculation that Jon Snow might not be dead, after fans were sent into meltdown when actor Kit Harington was spotted arriving in Belfast, where the show is filmed, with the rest of the cast.

Asked about his fate, he replied: “Dead is dead is dead," adding, "Everything I've seen, heard and read, Snow is dead.”

So there you go.

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