It has been rumored for a long time that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 will only have six episodes. Meanwhile, the rumors have been confirmed that season 8 has ordered six episodes wrapping the series with 73 total episodes on its entire run. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the series executive producers, are now working on the storyline of the eight installment. This news was not much of a surprise given the fact that the showrunners have been planning for this season for a long time.

'Game of Thrones,' the most successful franchise in HBO history

From the time "Game of Thrones" franchise started airing on HBO, it has been considered as the most successful franchise of the network.

Needless to say, fans have anticipated that HBO will really extend the series for another installment. Just recently, the network has dropped the full and official trailer for season 7. Apparently, this has left fans in awe as they wait for its launching this July.

Meanwhile, with the forthcoming final season, most of the series fans are wondering on what does the series has in store for them. It will be expected that the show will going to be on its full circle and will feature scenes like never been seen before. Further, there are speculations that claim that the battle between White Walkers and the humans will still continue on the next franchise. With that, it is something interesting that fans should wait for the series to reveal down the line.

Season 8 to premiere in 2018?

For the meantime, HBO has not made an official confirmation yet about the "Game of Thrones" season 8.

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However, rest assured that the six-episode season has finally been ordered. Some of the reporters have tried to reach out for HBO for some comments, however, they haven't made some response yet. Most probably, the next and final season will air some time in 2018.

As per reports from EW, the producers are now working on the final season while at the same time they are also completing the post-production of the season 7. Some reports also claim that HBO has been working on four or five prequel ideas for the series from different writing teams which enhances the potential for the franchise to continue.

Further, HBO has yet to comment with all these reports considering that this project is still on its earliest days. Meanwhile, for more updates of "Game of Thrones" project, you can check out some of the previews released online for the series' behind the scenes.