Epic-fantasy tv series “Game of Thrones” (GOT) will air its eighth and final season in the first half of 2019.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s programming chief, revealed the upcoming airing of the Game of Thrones at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills on July 25.
The time frame has certainly narrowed for the airing of GOT Season 8 from a mere “in 2019” earlier announced on the HBO website.
However, Bloys did not pin down a specific date for the show.
Looking back, except for Season 7 which aired mid July, most of the Game of Thrones’ seasons aired in either late March or April. So, Game of Thrones fanatics will probably expect their favorite series to air around that time, too.
In an interview with ew.com, Bloys said that all the episodes will be between 50 to 90 minutes. That’s in contrast with earlier speculations that most of the episodes will be 2 hours long.
GOT’s final season will only have six (6) episodes slated for airing. Be that as it may, fans of Game of Thrones will have their bags of popcorns ready for each exciting installment.
The final showdown among the principal characters in their claim for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; and their alliances against the impending invasion of the Night King and his White Walkers will keep everyone glued to their seats, as always.
And since the end of Games of Thrones may leave many fanatics longing for more, HBO is already preparing a spin-off in the form of a prequel which will be written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, Kick-Ass, The Secret Service, Stardust) based on a story written by her and George R.R. Martin.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones Season 7 received the highest number (22) of nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards this year. GOT also had the most Emmy nominations (23) in 2016 for its Season 6 series.