Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019

05 January, 2018, 13:27 | Author: Eleanor Thompson

The final season of the show is currently in production so there will be plenty of time to try to spoil how it all shakes out between now and then.

An announcement from USA premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018.

Following various cast members revealing the news, HBO announced Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.

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Benioff and Weiss will also direct the final season, HBO said. 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. The season finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers, including people who watched the episode as it aired and night-of streams.

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 U.S. and Netflix internationally.

The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.

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"Writers for the new season are David Benioff and D B Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill", it added. The Season 7 is co-executive produce by George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Guymon Casady, and Cogman. The 8th season of the show is the last one and it will be shorter than the previous seasons.

The fans are extremely excited for this release, and many already have different ideas about what will happen in the final season.

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