Game of Thrones season 9: Will there be another series of Game of Thrones?
Games of Thrones season eight ended on Sunday, May 19 in the UK. The final episode saw the final fight for the Iron Throne come to an end with a new King sitting upon the most sought after chair in Westeros, but is it possible there could be more to come for fans?
Unfortunately for fans, creators have said there will not be another series of Game of Thrones – although other spin offs are in the pipeline.
Speaking to Deadline, showrunner David Benioff explained why he and fellow showrunner Dan Weiss decided to end the show after season eight.
He said: “The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched to HBO is, it’s not supposed to be an ongoing show, where every season it’s trying to figure out new storylines.
“We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it.
“We wanted something where, if people watched it end to end, it would make sense as one continuous story.”
Benioff also said that the plan after season six was to do two shorter seasons.
Season eight was the shortest season in the show’s history with just six episodes overall.
Why are fans still sure that the show will continue?
Game of Thrones is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
But unfortunately for fans who prefer to read the storyline before seeing televised adaptations, the TV show overtook the books.
Therefore the TV show plots diverged from the original source materials from season five.
Author Mr Martin is still in the process of writing more Game of Thrones novels, but has indicated it will deviate from the TV show ending.
In a post on his personal blog, Martin updated fans on when he thinks he will finish the highly anticipated next novel in the series.
He wrote: “Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is.
“THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.
“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”
Some disgruntled fans have been campaigning for the eighth season to be re-done, with many complaining about the show’s unconvincing storylines.
Ahead of the final episode premiering, more than one million people had signed a petition asking for season eight to be remade.
Petition creator, known as Dylan, spoke to Digital Spy about why he created the petition which called the showrunners “woefully incompetent writers.”
He said: “I was just so disappointed and angry [after episode 4]. It was simply me venting a bit. I think this message is one of frustration and disappointment at its core.”
However, a remake of season eight or a brand new series remains very unlikely.
Pilou Asbæk who played Euron Greyjoy told The Wrap: “You cannot satisfy one billion people, it’s not possible. But you want to have them commit to the show, even if they don’t like it.”
There is still good news for Game of Thrones fans as a Game of Thrones prequel is in the works.
The prequel series coming from Kick-Ass writer Jane Goldman and George RR Martin.
The prequel series is not a sequel to Game of Thrones, and is set 10,000 years before the events of the TV show.
On his blog, Martin wrote: “This one really puts the PRE in prequel, since it is set not ninety years before GAME OF THRONES (like Dunk & Egg), or a few hundred years, but rather ten thousand years.”
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