FINALLY! HBO made it official today and announced that the final season of Game of Thrones will air in 2019.
The six episode, eighth and final season will most likely air between April and July of next year.
Funny enough this really isn’t a surprise around the GOT universe. Numerous cast members have already dropped hints but it took this long for HBO’s statement.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will feature directors David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnikm, with the writers on board for the new season including David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and stars Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner(Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Rory McCann (The Hound) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion).
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.