Game of Thrones is taking a year off, U.S. 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.
There was no month specified for the 2019 launch, but it will have been well over a year since season seven aired by even the earliest possible airdate.
Famous TV Series Game of Thrones fans will have to wait until 2019 for the planned final season of the award-winning medieval fantasy series, a gap of more than a year since the end of season seven.
Directors David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik are confirmed to return for season eight, but none of the casting has been revealed. Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield.More news: Official denies Trump's accusation that China sold oil to North Korea
This is published unedited from the PTI feed. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George RR Martin.
The seventh season was ended in August 2017 with an average of over 30 million U.S. viewers per episode across multiple platforms.
Winter is not coming - at least not for another year.
The final season of the show is currently in production so there will be plenty of time to try to spoil how it all shakes out between now and then.More news: LG Preps an 88-Inch, 8K OLED TV for CES 2018
Last August Foxtel said the show pulled in more than 1 million viewers per episode in Australia, but the series is also pirated at record rates.
HBO confirms that its hit show will be returning in 2019.
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