Confirming our worst feats, Games of Thrones star Sophie Turner hinted the eighth and final season won’t hit HBO until 2019. That means the show’s fervent fanbase will have to go all of 2018 (and some of 2019) without any Game of Thrones whatsoever.
The news is no surprise considering the show won’t be done filming until next summer. HBO has yet to confirm an official release date and it’s very likely we won’t get one until sometime next year.
The bright side is that Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, clearly have no problem with taking their time. The final season needs to neatly conclude a number of huge storylines, so there’s a lot of work to be done.
The bad news is the final season will be its shortest yet, so once it does begin airing, it’ll be over before you know it. Lucky for fans of the franchise, HBO has several spinoffs in the works.
It’s safe to say that outside of Netflix’s Stranger Things, HBO’s Game of Thrones is the most anticipated show currently on a break.
Considering the epic battles and amount of CGI that went into the last season, we’re happy to wait an extra few months for the show to return.