'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Will Premiere in 2019

Game of Thrones returns in 2019, HBO confirms for first time

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Will Premiere in 2019

"HBO said in a statement: "'Game Of Thrones' will return for its six episode, eighth and final season in 2019". HBO said on Thursday that Benioff and Weiss will also direct the final season.

Season 8 writers, meanwhile, will be Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

The final season, which is now in production, will be only six episodes long-but much like the seventh season, they'll be longer-than-average episodes.

HBO announced Thursday that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 won't arrive until sometime in 2019.

Bosses of the hit series have confirmed we'll have to wait a bit longer to see the final season, and it will be shorter than every other series before it. Since then, star Sophie Turner let slip in a recent interview that she didn't expect the show to come back until next year either.

Nevertheless, in one brief announcement on a windy, snowy afternoon, the network behind the world's most popular television series was just assured its own "bomb cyclone" of hype and hysteria one year from now. With the scale of production expected to be much larger than previous seasons, I'm not surprised that the show will get a 2019 release date.

Season eight began filming in October 2017 and will be wrapped in August 2018. We'll nearly certainly be waiting a while, given that the new season won't premiere until 2019. Nutter has directed six episodes of the series including the season 5 finale "Mother's Mercy", which brought him an Emmy.

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