'Game of Thrones' Producer Discusses Series End

Frank Doelger charts number of seasons for hit HBO show

May 17, 2013 1:55 PM ET
Frank Doelger
Frank Doelger
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Seven books, seven seasons – that's the hope for Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger. The HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire has its sights set on seven seasons, which would match the number of planned entries in the book series.

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"[The number of series] is being discussed as we speak. The third season was the first half of book three, season four will be the second part of book three. . . George R.R. Martin has written books four and five; six and seven are pending," Doelger told Radio Times at the BAFTA Awards last weekend. "I would hope that, if we all survive and if the audience stays with us, we'll probably get through to seven seasons."

Seven seasons would create a potentially awkward timeline for Game of Thrones: Season Three and Season Four split the series' third novel, A Storm of Swords, into two parts, meaning one future season might have to pack in two books' worth of material to make the fit.

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