HBO has confirmed that the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debut on the network in 2019…
Send the ravens….’Game of Thrones’ will return in 2019.
That’s the word from HBO, who announced on Thursday that the eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debut in 2019, although an exact date has not been confirmed at this time.
“The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019. David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.”
Production for the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is already underway in several locations across the globe with at least some of the six episodes expected to expand out past the typical 60-minute time limit.
As for the directors on board for the final season, Miguel Sapochnik and David Nutter are both veterans of ‘Game of Thrones’ and have directed some of the best episodes of the series including ‘Battle of the Bastards, ‘Winds of Winter’, ‘Hardhome’, and ‘The Rains of Castamere’, which featured the infamous ‘Red Wedding’ back in season three.
‘Game of Thrones’ is by far the biggest series to ever air on HBO so it stands to reason the network will be meticulously crafting this final season before the show wraps up with six more episodes in 2019.