HBO's popular fantasy show "Game of Thrones" will premiere in 2018, confirms actor Sophie Turner. That's because, according to Entertainment Weekly, originally Variety and ultimately from Sophie Turner, season 8 returns ... in 2019. After all, the team still has to add in the CGI segments of the series especially when we're all expecting a lot of dragon fights and white walker clashes next season.
The final season of Game of Thrones will feature six near feature length episodes with budgets of upwards of $15 million per piece.
Should Season 8 indeed be held for 2019, it will mark the longest gap between seasons since the 13 month stretch between Season 6 (finale aired June 26, 2016) and Season 7 (premiered July 16,2017).
Game Of Thrones started filming its final season back in October and is trying its best to keep spoilers from being leaked. And without Littlefinger, it's a test for her of whether she can get through it.
When asked about her big year ahead, Turner slipped and said, "Yeah, I'm really excited. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight", she said. It also works on the level that it's still possible, however infinitesimally small that you think it is, that George R.R. Martin might actually release The Winds of Winter next year.
But, as we said in the very beginning of this article, what that does mean is that there's a way, way longer time for spoilers to emerge. [X-Men: Dark Phoenix] is in November.
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We also know the director lineup for season eight, which should thrill any diehard fan of "Game of Thrones".
Well, unless George R.R. Martin decides to finally write the last book, or until we sink our teeth into the new spin-offs.