We reported back in May that Game of Thronesproducer Frank Vogler thought the show could last seven seasons on HBO. We were understandably worried that a seven season run would require the show to cut out a lot of material from the A Song of Ice and Fire books. Well, it turns out we may have gotten ourselves all worked up over nothing.
While fielding questions during this summer's Television Critics Association press tour, HBO president Michael Lombardo implied that he had never heard of the seven season theory, saying, “A far as I’m concerned, [Game of Thrones] can go on as long as there are stories to tell. I know there are issues with the book and catching up. We certainly haven’t gotten near that conversation with [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss].”
Did he really say as long as there are stories to tell? With two (and a half) published books left to cover, and (at least) two more giant books on the way, it appears that there will be stories to tell for the foreseeable future.
So rejoice, GoT fans! It looks like our show is going to be around for the long haul. Or at least until Bran grows a beard...