Get ready to go back to Westeros — well, in a while. “Game of Thrones” will premiere its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019, HBO announced Thursday.
Up until now, we only had rumors that production on Season 8 may last until August 2018, which led fans to believe the show wouldn’t return until 2019. Star Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, casually mentioned in interviews that this was the case. Now we have the confirmation — and we’re really sorry about that year and a half long hiatus.
The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” — which consisted of seven extra-long episodes — aired in Summer 2017.
Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will act as directors, with David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Benioff and Weiss will also write, along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Executive producers include Benioff, Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
14 Most Savage TV Character Deaths of 2017, From 'Game of Thrones' to 'The Walking Dead' (Photos)
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Review the baddies who went down in flames and the heroes who died epically this year
Television characters are a dime a dozen, but sometimes when we lose one it can pack a pretty hefty punch. Especially if they go out in a totally epic way. In 2017, we watched more than a few good men and women kick the bucket on TV (though a couple we were honestly glad to be rid of). Here are the ones who went out as total badasses — or maybe were killed by a total badass. Beware of spoilers!