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HBO confirms Game Of Thrones will end after eight seasons, talk up possibility of spin-off
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HBO confirms Game Of Thrones will end after eight seasons

Game Of Thrones will end after eight seasons, HBO have confirmed.

Casey Bloys, HBO’s new programming chief, made the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, but left the door open for a spin-off series. 

Asked about the show's future, he said: "Believe me, as the new guy, if I could get them do to more, I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do [to make] the best version of the show."

Then quizzed about the possibility of a spin-off, he added: "It’s not something I’m opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively. But there’s no concrete plans or anything at this point.”

The show's sixth season, which has just finished its run on television, will be released on DVD on November 21st this year, a change from the previous routine which had seen the DVD coming out only a few weeks before the following season hit TV screens. 

Season seven is due to hit screens next year, but will come to screens later than its usual April slot, with a summer arrival expecting for a seven-episode run. 

To pre-order season six you can click on the button on the right-hand side of the page and you can check out the full Game Of Thrones back catalogue here. 

To take hmv's ultimate Game Of Thrones quiz, click here. 

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