In an interview with Variety Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were discussing the possible finale of the series. The current plan for the series is to follow season six with seven episodes season 7 and a six episode for the eighth – potential final – season. Benioff said:
“I think we’re down to our final 13 episodes after this season. We’re heading into the final lap. That’s the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that’s what we’re looking at.”
“That’s my understanding from them right now, those have been the conversations we’ve had. Because where these narratives go, it feels like another two years to them. As a television executive, as a fan, do I wish they said another six years? I do.”
Season six premieres on HBO on April 24. Stay tunes, kids..