There is a lot of talk about the show approaching the endgame. Game of Thrones is an incredibly valuable property to HBO. Why walk away after potentially two more seasons? While shows like Mad Men were stretched out and split in half, how are you approaching bringing this all to a close?
We're not walking away. We're approaching the finish line. From the outset, our hope was to tell a complete story — beginning, middle and end. We are writing the final act now, and the last thing we want to do is stay on stage after the play is over.
"Revenues at HBO, the premium channel behind “Girls” and “Game of Thrones,” increased 8% to $1.5 billion, due to subscription growth. Operating income rose 4% to $477 million. HBO has recently launched a standalone streaming service, dubbed HBO Now, which it hopes will attract customers who primarily access video content through the internet."
Stuff like this makes me curious about the number of season 7 episodes, and what they are doing about season 8.