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Game of Thrones to Conclude After 7 Seasons?

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The end is coming for Game of Thrones.

Not any time too soon, but showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss do have the finale in sight.

With Game of Thrones Season 4 set to premiere on April 6, Benioff tells Entertainment Weekly that this "feels like this is the midpoint for us," adding:

"If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point.”

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This marks the first time producers have talked openly about bringing the epic drama to a close.

“I would say it’s the goal we’ve had from the beginning,” Benioff says. “It was our unstated goal, because to start on a show and say your goal is seven seasons is the height of lunacy.

"Once we got to the point where we felt like we’re going to be able to tell this tale to its conclusion, that became [an even clearer] goal. Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.”

There’s also the tricky, unusual issue of GoT catching up to George R.R. Martin’s source material because the author has released only five of his planned seven-novel Song of Ice and Fire series.

But that's a road the series will head down when/if the appropriate time comes.

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How ca they say it is for 7 seasons when even the author is not sure when it will end. Go by the book people. It is the best.

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I really hope that David Benioff and Dan Weiss don't screw up Game of Thrones because they want to move on to their next project. I know that Martin has already told them the ending of the last book of Fire and Ice but Martin hasn't written the last two books yet so all the details will be different unless Martin writes the story into the show. So far the show has been great because its been so much like the books. Even the dialogue of the show is taken from the book word for word most times.