'Game Of Thrones' Season Eight Will Air In The 'First Half' Of 2019

Good news Game of Thrones fans, the eighth and final season of the hit show is set to hit our screens in the 'first half' of 2019. OK, so I know that's still quite a while, but it could be worse, right?

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour, HBO President Casey Bloys didn't give us an official date but did reveal it would be the first part of the year, Mashable reports.


Now we just have to pinpoint the specific date in that six-month period and we're all set.

In the past, the show has started in March or April, however, last season didn't land until the middle of July. But given that mid-July is more than half way through the year, we can safely rule that out.

The delay in the show getting to our screens is due, in part, to impressive CGI. Earlier this year, Bloys told Entertainment Weekly that the show's special effects, the length of the episodes - which are around 90 minutes apiece - and the sheer perfectionism of David Benioff and Dan Weiss has meant that getting the episodes ready has taken a little longer than usual.

But, of course, we're promised it will be worth the wait.


"Here's what I'll tell you: they take the time they need to do the show at its highest level of quality. As the show has gone on, it's gotten bigger - big battle scenes, big special effects," Bloys said.

"These things take time. Here's the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. They're perfectionists and this is the soonest it can come back at a level of quality that they are comfortable with."

While the date is still vague, plot-details are even vaguer, but one thing we have been warned about is a lot of deaths, surely, we're used to that by now?

HBO's senior vice president of drama, Francesca Orzi told the INTV conference in Israel that the cast didn't know plot details prior to getting their hands on scripts.

"None of the cast had received the scripts prior, and one by one they started falling down to their deaths." I'm worried already.

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Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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