In other Thrones
news, author George R.R. Martin was also in attendance at the Emmys and told Variety
that Game of Thrones
easily could have continued for over a decade, but showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss ultimately wanted to trim the season count down. “We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons,” he said. “David and Dan have been saying for like five seasons that seven seasons is all they would go. We got them to go to eight but not any more than that. There was a period like five years ago when they were saying seven seasons and I was saying 10 seasons and they won, they’re the ones actually working on it.”
Hey, maybe if Game of Thrones had gone on for 13 seasons, Martin might have had a shot of actually releasing his final books in time! Just a thought …
Game of Thrones Season 8 will premiere on HBO sometime in the first half of 2019. While we wait, here are some predictions for what may be in store for the final season:
Source: EW, Variety
Game Of Thrones: 12 Predictions For The Final Season
How does one even begin to predict what will happen in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones? Hell, even George R.R. Martin can’t seem to figure out how to end this colossal fantasy epic. Anything I or any one of the HBO show’s millions of fans write about Season 8 is just guesswork at this point, but that’s part of the fun of an exercise like this, isn’t it? We all want to be able to say that we correctly predicted the conclusion of one of the most talked about series in television history when all is said and done, and according to Martin, some of us have already figured it out. All that is a roundabout way of admitting that I don’t have the answers, but hey, maybe I’ll hit the mark on at least one of the following predictions for Game of Thrones Season 8!
12. One Of The Three Remaining Stark Siblings Will Die
The Stark family has suffered tremendous losses ever since Ned Stark rode south with King Robert Baratheon, but when you look at the fact that most of the other major houses have been either decimated or wiped out entirely in recent seasons, things aren’t actually looking as bad as they used to for the northern house. However, with the series drawing to a close and George R.R. Martin’s promise that the ending will be bittersweet, we’re sure to lose quite a few beloved characters before things are through and I have a bad feeling that at least one of them will be a Stark.
Yes, one of Bran, Sansa, or Arya will not make it to the end of Season 8 (I’m not counting Jon Snow because he isn’t technically a Stark sibling, but he very well could die as well). If I had to put money on which Stark will die, I’d choose Sansa because her death would arguably be the most tragic, but really any of them could be in the cross-hairs. It’s certainly possible that all three will survive (and I hope they do) but I think it’s more likely that more misfortune for the Starks is still to come.