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'Game of Thrones' Season 8 News: Final Season Will Only Have 6 Episodes; HBO Wants GOT Spinoff - What We Know So Far

First Posted: Mar 15, 2017 06:04 AM EDT
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It has been confirmed that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 will only be 6 episodes this year instead of the usual 10 episodes per season. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss has also expressed that HBO wants a spinoff the series now that the franchise is nearing its end.

The new season of the show won't be until July this year but the producers are preparing for "Game of Thrones" season 8. In fact, there is already a line up of who gets to write for each of the episodes in the final season.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Benioff and Weiss have originally planned "Game of Thrones" Season 8 to be around 80 hours long. One of the producers has confirmed in a recent interview that the final hour count of the last season is 73 hours.

In addition to the inevitability of "Game of Thrones" Season 8 next year, HBO may be in the talks of creating a spinoff show. GameSpot reports that someone from HBO says the company is leaning towards making that decision and Benioff says that the chance of it happening is more than likely.

The news of a GOT spinoff is exciting but it seems Benioff and Weiss will only be involved with "Game of Thrones" Season 8. The outlet reports that the two may not be involved as they suggested HBO should get new talents to create and produce the new show.

Furthermore, it was also confirmed last year that Benioff and Weiss will move on to other projects after they have finished "Game of Thrones" Season 8. GOT season 7 is slated to be released on July 16 in the US and will only contain seven episodes. The air date for the final season has not be announced yet.

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