HBO will wrap up Game of Thrones with season 8 but which unfortunately will not air until 2019. However, the final season might only consist of feature-length episodes like we saw in the season 7 finale had. This will enable fans to savor each episode of the season for long. It seems we have finally gotten to know when to expect the show on screen. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, just gave a hint on its premiere as she has helped to narrow down to the month it should be expected. In an interview with the U.K.’s Metro, she states:
“We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”
Though it has not been officially confirmed by HBO.
Postponing the series gives creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff more time to perfect the scripts for the final episodes, and gives the production more time to put finishing touches on filming and post-production, it also gives the network a chance to build hype for the finale. As such, it’s safe to say that the delay is as much about affording the series a proper send off as it is about ensuring the network can spin its most successful series into a successful franchise.
It will be a long wait, but hopefully there will be more news in the coming months to carry everyone along in anticipation of the final season of the best shows on TV.