Game of Thrones Final Season of Six Episodes to Air in 2019


HBO has reported that D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, David Benioff and Miguel Sapochnik will be directing Game of Thrones season 8.

HBO confirms that its hit show will be returning in 2019.

If reports are to be believed, the episodes of the upcoming series will be longer compared to the previous ones.

The first six seasons of "Game of Thrones" had 10 episodes, but in 2017 the seventh season had only seven, and now fans have been left waiting for a final season of just six instalments. "HBO said in a statement: "'Game Of Thrones' will return for its six episode, eighth and final season in 2019". As the biggest hit in HBO's history, one the subscription service hoped to continue for additional seasons, keeping the show around awhile long isn't a bad thing. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George R.R. Martin.

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Show creators David Benioff and DB Weiss told Entertainment Weekly in 2016 that they wanted to make the series finale as spectacular as possible. But given that the network opted to air GoT in the spring every year until a longer-than-usual production schedule pushed season 7 to last summer, a return to a spring launch seems logical.

The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the USA and Netflix internationally. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

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

Filming on the upcoming season began in October previous year and will continue until mid-2018.