HBO has finally confirmed that its most successful series, Game of Thrones is taking a year off. “The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019,” this was the official HBO announcement.
That means GoT fans from all over the world will have to wait even longer for the fantasy drama, which has became one of the most popular shows in the word and definitely HBO’s biggest show of all time.
Since last summer has been speculated that the series might skip 2018, after the executive producers of the series David Benioff and Dan Weiss told to media they planned to spend more than year to come up with the show’s final episodes in an effort to make it more spectacular than ever.
The producers team will be the same, as David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the final season, while writers are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The biggest question is when, exactly, will GoT return? Because a final season airing January, 2019 is a rather different for fans than one airing December 2019. Unfortunately HBO hasn’t made any comments on that. All we know is that the final season will be only six episodes as previously reported with some episodes longer than usual.
The GoT final season delay might give the author George R.R. Martin more time to potentially release the next book of his A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter, which he told initially to be released in 2018.
In the video bellow is all what you need to know about Game of Thrones final season!