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Game of Thrones will not finish abruptly

Game of Thrones

Story by Jack Foley

EXECUTIVES at HBO have reassured US critics that its highly rated Game of Thrones will continue for as long as source author George R.R. Martin keeps writing.

Responding to fears that the show could suffer the same fate as other critical faves such as Deadwood – which was terminated without a proper conclusion – HBO co-president Richard Plepler said: “We told [author George R.R. Martin] we’d go as long as he keeps writing.”

He was backed by HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, who added: “I hope it lasts for 20 years. I promise you we won’t stop it before it’s ready to stop … There’s a great relationship fans have with the show and we appreciate that. We’ve never seen people get so excited about casting [decisions].”

Lombardo did, however, sound a note of caution, saying that he didn’t know yet where the TV show ended in comparison to the books.

“We’re doing this without any predetermined number of seasons,” he added.

The second season of Game of Thrones is now in the works, with additional cast members now in place. Find out more

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