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Game of Thrones season 7 is currently underway and if you happen to be an avid fan (like myself) then there's no debate when I say that the past 3 episodes have been FREAKING EPIC. So many long-awaited plot points and storylines are being played out before our very eyes, that it feels as if we may finally just get a proper ending to this Westerosi universe.
Problem is, that ending will be here a lot faster than you think. There's only 4 more episodes left in this season! Can you believe that?! It's sort of a cruel joke when you think about it—so we try not to, but with new information circulating about the final season and subsequent spinoffs, we had no choice. HBO programming president, Casey Bloys, weighed in with some pros and cons, leaving fans with mixed emotions. As per The Hollywood Reporter—
"The No. 1 priority in all of this is the final season of Game of Thrones. I don't want to do anything with a spinoff or anything that detracts or distracts from that,' Bloys told reporters including The Hollywood Reporter after his time in front of the press Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. 'That season will happen, and my guess is it would be at least a year before you saw anything else. What I don't want is the attention to be drawn from the final season, which I think is going to be epic and amazing, and somehow have the distraction of a new Game of Thrones airing right after that. It's best to separate it and that's what we'll do."