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Game of Thrones Final Season of Six Episodes to Air in 2019

05 January 2018

Reports first began circulating in summer 2017 that GoT might skip 2018 and Sophie Turner, one of its stars, revealed in a recent interview she didn't expect the series to return this year.

Game of Thrones fans have been waiting patiently to find out if the show was coming on 2018 or 2019.HBO has now confirmed that Game of Thrones Season 8 is coming in 2019.

Benioff and Weiss will also direct the final season, HBO said.

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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. The new season is executive produced by Benioff and Weiss along with Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, and Carolyn Strauss.

HBO has confirmed that the show will return in 2019 for a six-episode final season, but the cable broadcaster has not specified the exact date or month.

The previous season of the series - Game of Thrones Season 7 was the highest rated season of the show yet, it broke several records in the process of gaining popularity. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George RR Martin.

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Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss announced in 2016 it would finish with 13 episodes spread over a final two seasons.

Filming on the upcoming season began in October a year ago and will continue until mid-2018. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin as co-executive producers. After all, a final season airing January 1, 2019 is a rather different for fans than one airing December 31, 2019.

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Game of Thrones Final Season of Six Episodes to Air in 2019