In any case, that means that any Game of Thrones prequel would air in 2020 at the earliest, although that doesn't foreclose the possibility that HBO could film a pilot sooner than that, which Bloys acknowledged.
According to TVLine, the decision to not air the show's final season until 2019 was not "technically a delay", Bloys said during a Television Critics Association panel. Find out everything we know about season 8 here. This time GoT fans will have to wait through a long winter to get Season 8, because HBO has confirmed that the final season won't be here until 2019.
"That's not happening", he told The Hollywood Reporter.
'This story, A Song of Fire and Ice, is done. No revivals, no reboots, no spinoffs, nothing. When asked how many will actually get made, Bloys said, "I'll do anywhere from zero to five!".
On whether the endless speculation over the show bothers him, Bloys added: "I don't mind!" I don't want to cheapen it with a spinoff airing right after it. "It's a high-class problem".
"They're moving along", he told Entertainment Weekly of the five potential successor shows. "Probably more likely around one". As we detailed previously, the final season of Game of Thrones will only feature six episodes, though there are rumblings that each episode may be as long as a full length movie, which is to say somewhere in the hour and a half range. They love working together and they're really fun to work with. But there's no timetable. "I have seen some things that I think are potentially very exciting".
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He continued: "I was exchanging emails with [showrunners] David [Benioff] Dan [Weiss] last night and we were all getting very soppy and emotional with each other". That network's top exec just fanned the flames of anticipation a little big more this week. But a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen.