We also know that the final series will contain more CGI than has previously been seen, hinting that there will be a lot more screen times for Daenerys' dragons. But none of those series bring in even close to the viewership numbers that HBO enjoys with Game of Thrones, and the return of Big Little Lies or True Detective would have helped soften that blow.
He told TVLine: "Should we go forward and make a pilot and a series, nothing would air on HBO until at least a year after Game of Thrones ends". The final season is going to be as spectacular as possible. For die-hard fans, that's AWESOME news, but it's also maybe ridiculous to think you're going to have to invest that much time each week to watch a television show?
Among some of the writers already confirmed to work on the project are Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island) and Jane Goldman (X-Men, Kick-Ass). "Probably more likely around one". "I want the final season of Game of Thrones to be the final season of Game Of Thrones, I don't want to use it to launch something else, I want it to stand as the finale of the greatest tv show of all time, I don't want to do anything that infringes on that". "We ave some really talented writers working on them".
He told TV Line that there are some things that are "potentially very exciting".
"I suppose we could've said to them, 'You must deliver by this date,"' he continued.
The duo wanted as much time as they could to make the strongest - and most epic - episodes that they possibly could.
It comes after the 31-year-old actor claimed back in December that it would be 'bigger than it's ever been' in its eighth season. I don't want to cheapen it with a spinoff airing right after it.