It's an ending that has been building up over the past seven seasons, but as it turns out, author of the Song of Ice and Fire novel series (the source material for Game of Thrones) thinks it could have gone longer, as he revealed to Variety on the red carpet during the Emmys.
George RR Martin on The Show's Legacy: "I don't know if [Game of Thrones] has changed television, but it has changed science fiction and fantasy television", he said.
"No-one's going on vacation or slacking off, it's just that last season is far beyond what we've ever attempted before, and it is taking a really f**king long time - and I hope it will be worth it".
Martin also spoke a little more about the prequels now in development, saying: "Five other shows, five prequels in development that are based on other periods and the history of Westeros - some of them just 100 years before 'Game of Thrones, ' some of them 5000 years before 'Game of Thrones'".
"But you are honestly the most talented, fantastic people I know besides my wife, Erika, who I think I forgot to thank a couple years ago, so thank you, Erika, for putting up with me".
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage won his third Emmy at last night's awards. He said the decision to end the series now was up to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. In the end, Martin was lucky to get eight seasons out of them.
Meanwhile, on the acting side, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage are nominated for supporting actor, while Lena Headey landed a supporting actress nod. "We have five prequels in development that are based on other periods of Westeros", Martin said, "some of them just 100 years before Game of Thrones, some of them 5000 years before Game of Thrones".
Fans of the show won't have too long to wait to find out the fate for Tyrion and the rest of the characters, with the final season of Game of Thrones set to hit our screens next year.