'Game of Thrones'
David Benioff (L) and Dan Weiss, creators and executive producers, arrive for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 and 8 may not be the end of the TV series. While the programming president of HBO has confirmed the eighth season, a spokesperson has now said that the previous comments may have been misread. Meanwhile, the cable network has discussed a spin-off of the show.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, HBO’s Programming President Casey Bloys spoke about having talked about the series ending with Season 8, TV Line reports. This comment was widely reported as a confirmation that the show would end by 2018.

However, a HBO spokesperson told BuzzFeed that although Bloys spoke about Season 8; he didn’t necessarily confirm that this would be the last. The programming president told Entertainment Weekly that producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have a specific plan on the number of seasons they want to do. As the new executive in the company, he said that if he could get ten more seasons of the show he would take it.

Talking about a spin-off series, Bloys said that he has held discussions about it. However, Benioff and Weiss are busy preparing for “Game of Thrones” Season 7, which is set to start filming soon. Bloys said that he is open to the idea of a spin-off and the producers are not opposed to it. However, given their busy schedule at the moment there isn’t any concrete plans to start something new.

George R.R Martin, the author of “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, on which the popular show is based, has suggested that his spin-off series “Tales of Dunk and Egg” would be an ideal candidate for TV. The books are based in a time that is much before Robert’s (Mark Addy) rebellion.

Meanwhile, production of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 has been slightly delayed this year. The much talked about winter has finally arrived in the show, so the producers are waiting for the right weather conditions to begin filming.