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Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, has revealed details about filming for Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.” HBO

The end is near for “Game of Thrones.” The HBO original series is coming to an end in Season 8, leaving fans just two short seasons to get their fill.

Little was known about the final season of “Game of Thrones” as the cast and crew worked diligently to wrap up production on Season 7. Lucky for fans of the fantasy series, Liam Cunningham — known for playing Ser Davos Seaworth, Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) right-hand man — recently spilled a few secrets during an interview with Dubai One at the Golden Globes.

The actor revealed that neither he nor any other members of the cast have begun working on Season 8 just yet. He stated the plan is to begin production in the fall. Like Season 7, the final season of “Game of Thrones” will be short — just six episodes in total.

“I think [the next season’s] going to extraordinary. We’re still filming — we don’t finish until the end of next month,” he said (via NME). “That’s seven episodes and then we start [filming] again in September and there’s a final six.”

While Seasons 7 and 8 will be shorter than any that preceded them, they’re sure to pack a wallop. “Game of Thrones” star Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont, was asked why it was taking so long to film the shorter seasons during a December interview with Radio Times. The actor blamed “the scale and size” of sets and storylines, assuring fans that directors were putting as much care into shooting the forthcoming episodes as they had those that had already aired. He also suggested that Season 8 would be only six episodes, but said that at the time the decision was not set in stone.

“They are taking the length of time it takes to shoot 10 episodes to shoot just seven this year and six next year,” Glen said. “There are 15 more hours left in ‘Thrones’ as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know.”

While the show is coming to an end, much to the dismay of dedicated fans, there is still hope for a “Game of Thrones” spinoff in the future. HBO CEO Richard Plepner recently revealed that there’s a chance — and a good one at that — for “brand expansion.” Speaking to The Independent he assured fans that “Game of Thrones” producers were aware that a spin off would be “exciting” to audiences. Their focus, however, remains on finish “Game of Thrones” and finishing it strong.

“Right now we’re focused on finishing the series with the kind of energy and excitement that everyone has come to expect,” he shared. “We’re going to do that while at the same time parallel processing very embryonic stages of other possibilities.”

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 is slated to premiere this summer. For more of what’s in store, check out our comprehensive list of theories and spoilers here.