You’ve been hearing this for a couple years, but now it’s a done deal: The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will firmly consist of six episodes, sources confirm.
Wrapping the hit series at 73 total episodes has long the plan of Emmy-winning showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who have known for years precisely how many episodes were ideally left in their intricately constructed HBO fantasy epic based on George R.R. Martin’s novels. The producers are currently writing those final hours while also completing post-production work on the show’s seventh season — which makes its eagerly anticipated return this summer (and will consist of seven episodes).
Source and more: EW