Game of Thrones officially delayed until 2019

Erica Roy
January 5, 2018

Given that Martin plans one final book in the series, A Dream of Spring, the HBO series is still expected to reveal its ending of the series before Martin's version hits bookstores.

An announcement from United States premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018.

Game of Thrones is taking a year off, USA cable network HBO announced on Thursday (4 January), confirming the widely-held understanding that one of history's most popular shows would not wrap until 2019. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and Dave Hill.

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The first six seasons of "Game of Thrones" had 10 episodes, but in 2017 the seventh season had only seven, and now fans have been left waiting for a final season of just six instalments.

HBO did not specify an air date, or even the exact month of the premiere, but said that the season will have 6 episodes.

HBO has reported that D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, David Benioff and Miguel Sapochnik will be directing Game of Thrones season 8.

"As the biggest hit in HBO's history, one the subscription service hoped to continue for additional seasons, keeping the show around a while longer isn't a bad thing", wrote Entertainment Weekly's James Hibberd. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin. GOT star Sophie Turner previously told Variety that the production work of Season 8 of the series started in October and it is all set to air into the middle of this year.

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