Game of Thrones to Release final season in 2019

Game of Thrones to Release final season in 2019

Game of Thrones to Release final season in 2019

HBO announced Thursday that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will not air until 2019.

Last year, hackers were able to get their hands on several episodes, prompting HBO to air them before the release date.

Famous TV Series Game of Thrones fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season.

Executive producers include Benioff and Weiss, as well as Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doegler, and Bernadette Caulfield, while Game of Thrones author George RR Martin will be co-executive producer, along with Cogman, Guymon Casady, and Vince Gerardis.

Filming on the upcoming season began in October previous year and will continue until mid-2018.

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The seventh season ended last August to record viewers, with Foxtel saying it was the most watched overnight programme in Australian subscription television history.

The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the U.S. and Netflix internationally.

It is not clear exactly when in 2019 the show will return. Given that Martin plans one final book in the series, A Dream of Spring, the HBO series is still expected to reveal its ending of the series before Martin's version hits bookstores.

Aside from directing, Benioff and Weiss will be writing the new season, alongside Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

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