Entertainment Weekly sat down with HBO programming president Casey Bloys to talk Game of Thrones and possible prequels. All of that is well and good and I encourage you to read the whole article but here is what I want to focus on;
So as of now, the final season could air in 2018 and/or in 2019 depending on their needs?
Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.
Bloys saying that the final season of GoT might not air until 2019. Of course they’re blaming it on writing and production schedule, but this is a shorten season that will wrap everything up. I’m sure there will be some epic scenes in this season, but I don’t believe it will be to the point to where it would delay the season one year.
My thinking is that HBO is trying to drag out GoT as much as they can. I always thought instead of the last two seasons being shorten I felt that this upcoming season should have been an extra long season of 12-14 episodes, as opposed to the usual 10 episodes. I felt like two short seasons was just their way to drag the show out longer.
I get it that HBO is a business and they want to make money but for a station that advertises itself as being above conventional television and is where artist thrives the seem to be pulling some Network TV bullshit here.
That’s what I think, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.