Viewers in America have already witnessed the conclusion of the penultimate season of Game Of Thrones, while UK fans will get chance to watch the series finale at 9pm tonight.

We'll probably cope for a matter of days, following the (inevitably) dramatic conclusion to season seven - let's face it, there'll be plenty to digest.

However, by the time the weekend comes around, we'll be lost to withdrawal symptoms, knowing that by the time Sunday and Monday come around again, there'll be an empty void in our lives.

We know that there'll only be one more season of the HBO fantasy drama, but we just don't know when it'll be on our screens.

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Entertainment Weekly spoke to HBO programming president, Casey Bloys, about the final season, and it left us with a tinge of sadness.

Interviewer James Hibberd asked about showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and their declaration that they wouldn't be involved in any of the spin-off prequels that have been mooted. Instead, they'll simply focus their efforts on the final series for the next 18 months.

Bloys replied: "By the time the final season airs, Dan and David will have been at this for 12 years. Which is an amazing fact.

"They did go and do movies in between seasons, they didn't set anything else up, they put everything - and are putting everything - into this show.

"They came into HBO with an idea for a show with a beginning, middle and end, and they want to see it through."

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Hibberd then asked: "So, as of now, the final season could air in 2018 and/or in 2019 depending on their needs?"

Bloys responded: "Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We'll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing."

However, there were hints of how epic the final season is going to be. Season seven has been pretty dramatic, and Bloys said there'll be much more to come in season eight.

He said: When you see these battles in season seven, and what I imagine season eight will be, it's a big, big show."

It may seem a long wait, but by the sounds of it, it could be next level territory.

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The conclusion to series seven is a full movie-esque feature, around 80 minutes in length - and we can't wait.

The episode, titled 'The Dragon And The Wolf', will round out all our questions about Daenerys, Cersei, Jon Snow and the Night King. Bring it on.

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