Game of Thrones pretty much dominates much of the conversation whenever it’s on the telly, and with so many years and blood, sweat and tears invested into the weaving storylines of the epic, fans will be elated/saddened to know that the eighth and final season of the acclaimed series will air in 2019.
Running for just six episodes, there is no exact premiere date as of yet, but hey, at least we got a year to pen our own headcanon!
HBO has also revealed the directors for the final season. David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be back, as well as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Benioff & Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and Dave Hill are confirmed as writers for the final farewell to Westeros.
The credits of these directors are stellar, with Sapochnik responsible for classics like “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter.” Nutter helmed “The Rains of Castamere,” “Mother’s Mercy,” and others, while Benioff and Weiss have previously directed as well on the series with “Two Swords.”
Writer Cogman, who is also a producer on the show, is also involved in creating possibly spinoff series for Game of Thrones, all which will be prequels that will hopefully continue the money train for HBO.
The end of such a seminal series will definitely be a loss to those of us who enjoy the brutal and fantastical drama unfolding in the world of Westeros, but if you are hungry for more, there’s always the books, if George R.R. Martin ever gets to finishing them that is.