HBO President of Programming wants Game of Thrones to run past 7 seasons

March 12, 2015 6:52 PM

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As part of their big Game of Thrones collector’s edition cover roll-out, Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive interview with HBO’s President of Programming, Michael Lombardo. In the interview, Lombardo expresses sentiment for a 10 year run, which is contradictory to what Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have stated they want.

There is a very real risk to attempting to stretch out an extremely popular show like Game of Thrones. The risk, is the possibility of disenchanting fans of the show, by running it way past its prime (See the final season of Showtime’s Dexter). The good part is, that Lombardo told Entertainment Week...

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