Winter is finally set to bid goodbye to "Game of Throne" as HBO has confirmed the popular fantasy series will go off air after its eighth season.

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New HBO programming president Casey Bloys told the press yesterday at the Television Critics Associations summer press tour that the plan is for the yet-to-be announced eighth season of the adaptation of George RR Martins novel to be its last, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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"Yes, I think [the showrunners, DB Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," Bloys said.

"If I could get them to do more, I would take 10 seasons but we want to take their lead with what they could do and what the best version of the show is."

Though the episode count, and a potential spin-off, remain big questions.

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Meanwhile, the upcoming seventh season will premiere in summer 2017. The seven-episode drama will be based in Northern Ireland with portions filming in Spain and Iceland.