'Game of Thrones' season eight to premiere in 2019

Jay Jacobs
January 5, 2018

The news that Game of Thrones would not air this year comes as little surprise, as the final season is expected to stretch more than eight months.

Co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will co-direct their first episode since the season 4 premiere.

The statement continues: "David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season".

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. However, the budget for the season will be comparable to past seasons, which means that each of these episodes will most likely resemble a mini-movie.

Because when GoT does finally return in 2019, there will only be six - count 'em! - six episodes for the entire season.

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Though it doesn't give us the exact release date we're looking for, HBO's announcement isn't totally devoid of important details. They will collaborate on the six-episode, eighth and last season, to air in 2019.

While we will have to wait over a year to see how it all ends, one of the show's stars has already teased the prospect of a "satisfying" ending.

If not, at least fans will be hyped for 2019.

Season 7 also saw Ed Sheeran make a cameo, in which he sang.

The eighth season of the fantasy epic, which follows a number of great houses warring for control of the Iron Thrones on the fictional continent of Westeros, will be the series' finale.

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