The final season of the Emmy Award-winning show is expected to reveal which of the warring families in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will win the multigenerational struggle for control of the Iron Throne.
For the lovers of series and movies, Game of Thrones season eight is set to sir in 2019.
A news release from HBO announced that credits for season 8 will include: series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik. No one is sure at this time that at what point Game of Thrones will air in 2019, but we can tell you that the final season of the series will consist of total six episodes.
There was no month specified for the 2019 launch, but it will have been well over a year since season seven aired by even the earliest possible airdate.
Listen up Game of Thrones fans because this is important news.
The budget for the final episodes of the hit series is much bigger than the standard for expensive TV episodes, with each episode costing $15 million apiece.
This is disappointing news for fans of the hit show who were hoping for a 2018 release date.
Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss announced in 2016 it would finish with 13 episodes spread over a final two seasons.
"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch a year ago, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season".
When season seven ended late previous year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin as co-executive producers.