American broadcaster HBO has confirmed that the record-breaking fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones will end after its eighth season.
The announcement was made by HBO programming chief Casey Bloys at the Television Critics Association's conference.
The seventh season - made up of seven episodes instead of the usual 10 - is expected in summer next year, while the final season will be in 2018. The number of episodes for the final season is still yet to be determined.
"We'll take as many as the (producers) will give us," Mr Bloys said.
In a hopeful development, a spin-off of the show has not been ruled out with mr. Bloys saying "we're open to it, (the producers) aren't opposed to it, but there's no concrete plans right now".
Last year, Game of Thrones won a record 12 Emmy Awards for a series in a single year.
The series has picked up 23 nominations - another record - ahead of this year's annual ceremony to be held in September.
Game of Thrones is based on novels written by George R R Martin.