'Game of Thrones' season eight to premiere in 2019

Oscar Cross
January 5, 2018

HBO made an official announcement that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 is officially returning in next year.

The final season of the show will feature veterans of the show behind the scenes when it airs in 2019. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George RR Martin.

Filming for the final season started in October previous year, and is expected to continue until mid-2018.

"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch past year, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season". But given that the network opted to air GoT in the spring every year until a longer-than-usual production schedule pushed season 7 to last summer, a return to a spring launch seems logical.

The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million United States viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, recently revealed that she and the rest of the cast have been banned from posting any sneak peeks from the set on social media. While some episodes may be longer than usual, once again we're hearing not to expect feature-length episodes throughout the season. Only the GOT fans know that it is not only a fantasy drama television series.

Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told Entertainment Weekly in 2016 that they wanted to make the series finale as spectacular as possible.

The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. There will be just six episodes in the final season of one of the most popular TV shows ever.

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