'Game of Thrones' returns in 2019 for final season

'Game of Thrones' returns in 2019 for final season

Game of Thrones Season 7 aired in summer of 2017 and previous seasons had usually run in the spring.

Because when GoT does finally return in 2019, there will only be six - count 'em! - six episodes for the entire season. They will collaborate on the six-episode, eighth and last season. The Winds of Winter is the planned sixth novel in the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which formed the basis for the hit HBO show.

Much to the chagrin of fans, HBO has officially confirmed what had star Sophie Turner let slip last month regarding Game of Thrones' Season 8.

Get ready to settle in, Game of Thrones fans, because you've got quite the wait ahead of you for the eighth and final season of the show.

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HBO's head of programming, Casey Bloys, has said multiple endings will be filmed to avoid leaks or hacks of how the saga ends. Writers are Benioff & Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million USA viewers per episode across multiple platforms. Benioff, Weiss, Carolyn Strauss and Frank Doelger will be the show's executive producers.

I guess until 2019 fans will just have to keep rewatching all the past seasons. Co-showrunners Benioff and Weiss have written numerous episodes, including the season seven finale "The Dragon and the Wolf", but the series finale will be their first co-directing credit.

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