Game of Thrones Season 8 might not arrive until 2019; it’s a huge disappointment, though

The Game of Thrones season 7 (where we’ll witness the Great War) that should have been aired in April was pushed back several months due to production schedules that entirely relied on winter. The seventh season of the fantasy drama series returns July 16th on HBO. We have bad news for the fans.

The eight and the final season of the series might not arrive until 2019, according to Casey Bloys, programming chief at HBO. It is said that the network has given showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss their own time to work in the final season. Both will not be involved in the spinoff series either as Bloys quotes “By the time the final season airs, Dan and David will have been at this for 12 years.”

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When asked about the time frame explicitly, Bloys said “Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”

Of course, I agree, it’sa bit disappointing news for the fans who find hard to pass a summer without the show. And, we have god news for them. According to Casey Bloys, HBo hasn’t decided on how many Game of Thrones spinoffs (currently, five spinoff series were in development) the network will make or when they would air. But, he assured the spinoff series will be out on regular time frame.

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On the other note, it’s been six years since George R.R. Martin’s fifth book A Dance with Dragons from A Song of Ice and Fire series released. Though several fans of the novel believed the sixth book would be released before airing of the sixth season of the series, but it didn’t happen. Fans speculate that he is working on sixth and seventh volume of books together, but frankly, it’s vague story. With the final season of TV series pushed to 2019, Martin would get some space to release the sixth volume at least.

Whatsoever, we’ll need to wait until 2019 for the end of the Game of thrones.