Sadly though Entertainment Weekly has advised that after talks with writers it would appear that we are only in for 7 seasons….
“It was our unstated goal, because to start on a show and say your goal is seven seasons is the height of lunacy. Once we got to the point where we felt like we’re going to be able to tell this tale to its conclusion, that became [an even clearer] goal. Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.”
Does this mean that we will miss out on a good portion of the story from the Southern Kingdoms? Writers are working with George R.R Martin to finish off the epic on screen tale appropriately, however with two more books still to write I don’t think we are going to be seeing the story conclude the same way the written series will.