Well, they do say that good things come to those who wait.
There have been rumours and whispers circling for a while now, but now it’s official: Game of Thrones season 8 won’t arrive until sometime next year. HBO has announced that the six-episode final season will be airing in 2019. Keep in mind that although the final season will only have six eps, each is expected to be almost movie-length in duration.
On board the directing team for season 8 are creators David Benioff & D.B.C Weiss, Miguel Sapochnik (director of much-lauded episodes “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”) and David Nutter (whose GoT credits include the Red Wedding episode “The Rains of Castamere” and “The Dance of Dragons”). The season’s writing credits go to Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season ended in spectacular fashion, with, among other things, Daenerys and Jon’s getting on – with their awkward connection confirmed, the wall coming down thanks to a zombie dragon, Littlefinger meeting his end, and Cersei making yet another conniving move. With such cliffhangers, it’s all the more frustrating that we have to wait over another year to see how this phenomenal series wraps up. Whatever happens, it’s surely going to be epic.