Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere to Only Air in 2019


December 8, 2017

Winter is coming? Hell yeah, it is. But it’s going to be late, according to Sophie Turner, who recently revealed in an interview with Variety that the highly anticipated season 8 premiere will happen only in 2019, even though filming for the program’s penultimate run has already begun. Bummer, we know.

Still, there is a sliver of hope, albeit just the teeniest bit. HBO has yet to confirm any airdate, although programming president Casey Bloys previously stated, “They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”

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Almost another two years before we see these two

And so, our watch for season 8 begins. At least we’ll be comforted with the knowledge that each episode of the final season will be feature-film length (to put things into perspective, the season seven finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf”, was 79 minutes and 43 seconds long), so it’s definitely a case of quality over quantity.

Fairfield just said the Season 7 finale of GAME OF THRONES will be 82 mins. Final season they’re considering making each ep feature length!

— David Chen (@davechensky) July 1, 2017

What we also know is that the final six episodes of GoT will be directed by David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, so quality will not be compromised. If you feel that 2019 is way too long for your medieval TV urges, why not check out Knightfall – a brand new television series that follows the conquest and chaos of the Knights Templar.

Till GoT season 8 debuts, stick with us for more updates.

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