Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019

Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019

Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019

HBO revealed on Thursday that GoT will return for its eighth and final season in 2019 and contain 6 episodes.

Although it had been thought the series would take a year off from the airwaves this year, it hadn't officially been confirmed by the network.

An announcement from United States premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018.

The series is HBO's biggest hit ever with some 30 million viewers in the United States alone and an army of devoted fans worldwide.

Writers for the new season are: Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. For one thing, there was already a lengthy delay between seasons six and seven, and that's before the episodes were reportedly upgraded to the length of feature films.

HBO makes it official an announces the final Season of Game of Thrones will debut in 2019.

On the other hand, Season 7 which was aired in past summer was of seven episodes while multiple episodes of which were more than an hour long. Filming for the final season is set to conclude in mid-2018 ahead of next year's release.

HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from "Game of Thrones". We'll nearly certainly be waiting a while, given that the new season won't premiere until 2019.

Game Of Thrones bosses have confirmed the final season will not air until 2019, and when it does come it will be short and sweet. It will also only be six episodes long, though the episodes will be longer than average.

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