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​Maisie Williams Announces Release Date For Final 'Game Of Thrones' Season

Jess Hardiman

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​Maisie Williams Announces Release Date For Final 'Game Of Thrones' Season

Up until now, we've just been told that we'd have to wait until 2019 for the next - and final - season of beloved fantasy series Game of Thrones. But now Maisie Williams has spilled a bit more news, sharing a sort-of-official release date.

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In an interview with Metro about her new film, Early Man, she went a bit off-topic and revealed some interesting news for Game of Thrones fans.

"We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April [2019]," she said. "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."

April next year may still seem like it's a while away, but we're pretty glad it's not the two-year wait we initially feared we were in for, when the vague guess-timate date of '2019' was announced at the end of last year.

Speaking about her character, Arya Stark, Maisie added: "I've always said I wanted her to find peace. The things that have been driving her through her story have been very bitter and twisted and aggressive.

"I would love for Arya to find her true self again and let go of this anger and revenge that's accompanied her on this journey. I'd love for her to be happy."

She also said it was going to be 'really odd' not seeing the cast regularly after filming wraps.

"We all get on so well and we are such a tight-knit group."

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

Of course, the April 2019 release date will come as particularly good news for LADbible readers, who recently voted the series 2017's best TV show.

Nearly 15,000 (14.7k to be exact) votes were cast, but it was George R.R. Martin and HBO's medieval shag-fest that was crowned the people's champion.

G.o.T picked up a whopping 29 percent of the vote, with deep-sea doc Blue Planet II coming a distant second with 15 percent. Comedy Central's inter-dimensional animation Rick and Morty took the bronze with 14 percent of the vote.

One of the biggest surprises was that Stranger Things II only picked up 13 percent of the votes - a bit of a shock given how much people bang on about it - while Master Of None picked up a staggering zero percent (yes, that's ZERO percent) of the vote.

In epic fantasy Game of Thrones, we now know who Jon Snow's real dad is - although who hadn't already figured that one out? - as well as the fact he's Daenerys Targaryen's nephew. Yeah.

Oh, and one of the dragons has become some sort of ice-shooting zombie creature.

Season 8 has already started filming in Northern Ireland, Croatia, and Iceland, and whilst we haven't got an exact release date for it, at least we now all know what we'll be doing in April next year.

Featured Image Credit: HBO / Game Of Thrones

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, maisie williams, arya stark, Game of Thrones

Jess Hardiman
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