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While no official announcement had come out, it was expected that Season 8 of Game of Thrones would be released in 2019. Truly, the production of this final season of Game of Thrones will require a lot of time. Moreover, it will take time to make sure the visual effects are as good as they can possibly be. Sophie Turner recently made comments that Season 8 would be released in 2019. Still, HBO had not yet confirmed this was 100% the case.
2019 Is The Year
Well, HBO have finally released an official statement that confirms a 2019 release for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. You can see their statement below:
“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”.
“The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin”.
So, we now have some concrete information about Season 8 of Game of Thrones. Six episodes in its final season which will come out in 2019. I expect these six episodes to rank amongst the longest of the series. Probably the most expensive too! Now, I know that 2019 seems like a very long way off. However, the people behind the making of Game of Thrones should take as much time as they need to create a brilliant final season.
I would be devastated if Season 8 of Game of Thrones was rushed and at a poor level of quality. It would be an awful way to close out what has so far been an incredible television series. I can wait for the final season if it means getting satisfying closure to this fantasy epic. Benioff & Weiss have not let me down so far and I do not think they will with Season 8. Besides, we have the upcoming second season of Westworld to soften the blow of the wait. So, it is not all bad. We still have plenty of great TV to watch in the meantime before the final season of Game of Thrones.
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