Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark revealed when the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is expected to debut in 2019…
The eighth and final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ won’t arrive until 2019 but until now there’s been no indication when the show might actually debut.
Well actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, revealed in a recent interview with the Metro newspaper in the United Kingdom that ‘Game of Thrones’ is expected to remain in production for a big part of 2018 but fans won’t have to wait too long into 2019 before seeing the final season.
“We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April ,” Williams said. “That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”
Now ‘Game of Thrones’ debuting in April 2019 makes a lot of sense.
In the past, ‘Game of Thrones’ was always a spring series for HBO, typically debuting in either March or April so the timing seems on par with the show’s history. The only time ‘Game of Thrones’ didn’t debut in the spring was for season 7 last year due to a late start in filming because the show was moving into the winter months and that required production to kick off in the latter part of the year.
While the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is only six episodes it’s expected that at least a few of those will go over the typical 60-minute time limit not to mention the post production special effects will likely take a lot of time considering the pressure on this series to deliver a grand finale.
Now obviously Williams is not infallible so it’s entirely possible HBO ultimately decides on a different date for ‘Game of Thrones’ to debut but given the history of the series, her revelation seems to fit with the typical timeline for when the final season should arrive in 2019.