• Attention Game of Thrones fans! Fantasy show officially ending after season eight

    The hugely popular fantasy show Game of Thrones will officially finish after season eight, HBO's programming president has confirmed. According to reports, the final two seasons will also be shorter than the usual 10 episodes, with season seven having seven episodes, and eight wrapping the story of the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens up for good with just six. HBO's programming president Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly that although he would prefer to keep the show going, the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have decided to finish telling the story earlier. He said: "Yes, they have a very specific plan about the