(Update: Maisie Williams says the quote attributed to her about a return month is completely false.)
2019 is coming. And now we might know the only month you should really care about that year, as Maisie Williams has revealed almost exactly when “Game of Thrones” will return for its eighth and final season.
“We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April ,” Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s powerhouse fantasy, told UK paper Metro. “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.”
Now, if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out why our young assassin says the series will return in the spring and not the summer, let’s remind you that six of the show’s previous seven seasons premiered in April or the last week in March. “Game of Thrones” only became a summer fixture in 2017 because the most recent season took a tad too long to film.
However, we are with you on that December wrap date being a bit of a stumper, as previous reports lead fans to believe production would end this summer.
Next up, Kit Harington reveals the day of the week “Game of Thrones” returns. Wait, that has to still be Sunday — right?
HBO declined TheWrap’s request for comment on the premiere date. Obviously.
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!