HBO has confirmed that the final season of Game Of Thrones will not air until 2019, however, it is unknown at what point in 2018 the show will air. Before season 7, Game Of Thrones traditionally aired sometime in April so it would not be surprising to see the hit fantasy drama return to the time slot it started at.
Production on the eighth and final season of HBO’s biggest ever show began in October and is expected to run until the middle of 2018, according to actress Sophie Turner, who portrays Sansa Stark on the show.
There will be only four directors for the final season, all of which are Game Of Thrones veterans: series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (who will helm the finale), David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik (the director behind fan-favorite episode Hardhome).
“Game of Thrones” Season 8 is officially coming back in 2019, HBO announced Thursday.
Season 7 of the series aired this past summer, while the previous seasons of the show had aired in the spring. It us unknown at this time at what point in 2019 “Game of Thrones” will air, but the final season of the megahit fantasy series will consist of six episodes.
Benioff and Weiss will write the new season along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin co-executive produce.
The ratings for Game Of Thrones have grown every season, as season 7 of was the show’s highest-rated yet, despite several hacks and leaks. The season seven finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode in series history.