'Game of Thrones' Season 9: Did George R.R. Martin Hint Show's Continuation?
Game of Thrones Season 8 is the show's final season, but fans can't help but expect if there will be Game of Thrones Season 9. The current season has been said to be the show's last stretch, but George R.R. Martin thinks it should never be the case.
"I don't think it should be the final season," George R.R. Martin said about Game of Thrones Season 8, via Hiptoro. The 70-year-old author, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novel is the series' inspiration, wanted the show to continue from Game of Thrones Season 9 and beyond.
However, as the show is coming to an end, George R.R. Martin can't help but feel nostalgic. The renowned writer feels like it was only yesterday that started the series, and the "time has passed by in a blur."
Although he knows HBO will put an end to the series, he said it is still "not much of an end" for him. George R.R. Martin's last statement may have a lot of interpretations. He may be talking about a possible continuation of Game of Thrones Season 9, the upcoming spinoff series, or his long-awaited book installments, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, to complete the A Song of Ice and Fire novel.
If showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss follow the books, Game of Thrones Season 9 is surely a possibility. In fact, in a different interview, per Express.co.uk, George R. R. Martin said they could have gone 11 to 13 seasons.
"David and Dan have been saying for like five seasons that seven seasons is all they would go," he said. "We got them to go to eight but not any more than that."
George R.R. Martin also revealed that five years ago, they were talking on how long Game of Thrones could possibly run. Benioff and Weiss only wanted to go for seven seasons, but he wanted it to have 10. But as the two showrunners were the ones who handled the television series, it ended up having eight seasons.
From the looks of it, there will be no Game of Thrones Season 9, but there will be a spinoff series. The prequel is reportedly now in the works with the collaboration of George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman.
The spinoff series would take place thousands of years before Game of Thrones took place. It would chronicle from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. It would also tell the secrets of Westeros' history, the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, and the legend of the Starks.
Game of Thrones Season 8 airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. If there will be Game of Thrones Season 9, fans should have to wait for the network's official announcement.