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'Game of Thrones' to End After Season 8, but 7th Still Ahead

Recently HBO renewed the series for a shortened seventh season

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    This image released by HBO shows Kit Harington as Jon Snow, left, in a scene from "Game of Thrones." The series was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards on July 14, 2016.

    HBO is confirming what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8.

    Recently HBO renewed the series — adapted from George R.R. Martin's novels — for a shortened seventh season consisting of seven episodes. 

    The eighth season will bring the saga to a close. The number of episodes for that last cycle has not been determined, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said Saturday at the Television Critics Association's summer conference.