HBO reveal they would "love Games Of Thrones to last for 10 years"
Game Of Thrones will last for a decade, if HBO gets its way, according to programming president Michael Lombardo.
The fantasy epic is about to enter its fifth season, with two seasons beyond that also confirmed to be produced, but Lombardo has said that he believes the show could go on further than that.
He told Entertainment Weekly: "This is the hard part of what we do We started this journey with David (Benioff - writer/co-creator) and Dan (Weiss - writer/co-creator). It's their vision. Would I love the show to go ten years as both a fan and a network executive? Absolutely."
He continued: "We'll have an honest conversation that explores all possible avenues. If they weren't comfortable going beyond seven seasons, I trust them implicitly and trust that's the right decision - as horrifying as that is to me. What I'm not going to do is have a show continue past where the creators believe where they feel they've finished with the story."
Lombardo also spoke about the possibility of a Games Of Thrones movie and said that discussions are ongoing, adding: "Certainly there have been conversations where it's been said, 'Wouldn't it be cool to do that?' But when you start a series with our subscribers, the promise is that for your HBO fee that we're going to take you to the end of this. I feel that on some level [a movie would be] changing the rules: Now you have to pay $16 to see how your show ends."
Season Four of Game Of Thrones is out now on DVD, the show returns to TV on April 12th.