While series creator David Milch is still working on a wrap-up film, it’s hard to ignore it’s been more than a decade since the series left the air.
Despite lacking a Season 8 renewal, ‘Game of Thrones’ is still probably getting a spin-off sometime in the near future.
New episodes, however, could be delayed until 2018 thanks to the overall scale of the production.
In the past, all HBO needed was a few episodes to get a feel of how an original series was doing before deciding its fate. But that’s not how it works now.
In two years, HBO will have to wave good-bye to “Game of Thrones,” the series that has been its most successful by far … and one tough act to follow.