Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner starrer Game of Thrones has concluded after eight seasons. The immensely loved and followed series by George R.R.Martin adaption was created by David Benioff and D.B.Weiss.
With three prequels in the works, the possibility of sequel was also being questioned. The series finale ended on a cliff hanger making fans wanting more. People particularly wanted to see where Arya is headed as she sets sail to West of Westeros . Many weren’t happy about Bran getting the Iron Throne and want to see how things play out in the future.
These speculations were answered once and for all by the Programming President Casey Bloys weighs in on the possibility of a sequel:
Nope, nope, nope. No. Part of it is, I do want this show — this Game of Thrones, Dan and David’s show — to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they’ve got. That’s one of the reasons why I’m not trying to do the same show over. George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and redo the same show. That’s probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn’t make sense for us.
The series finale has been met with massive criticism as the content was rejected by the audience. The episodes came to be the lowest rated episodes on IMDB and Rotten Tomato. Especially the last episode was the lowest rated of the entire season.
Despite this the series has bowed out with the most number of viewers to have watched it. In fact this was HBO’s best as well. With its conclusion it really is an end of an era. The series changed the television landscape and set example for makers.