'Game of Thrones': HBO says it's in for the long haul


HBO doesn't yet know how long "Game of Thrones" will be on the air, but whenever the end does come, the show's creators and the network want to do it justice.HBO co-president Richard Plepler and programming president Michael Lombardo faced a series of questions Thursday (July 28) over the future of the show and its relationship to its source material, George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. The fifth book in Martin's series, "A Dance with Dragons," was released July 12, and he has two more planned to wrap up the saga. Depending on audience interest, production challenges and other factors, it's conceivable that the TV show would end somewhere short of Martin's last page of the novels. Still, Lombardo wants fans to know that both HBO and "Thrones" executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are committed to doing right by the story. "I can promise you it won't stop before...



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