Game of Thrones returns in 2019, HBO confirms for first time

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HBO made an official announcement that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 is officially returning in next year.

Production giant HBO said on Thursday that Game of Thrones would return in 2019 for a six-episode final season. Inn addition to this, this delay can give ample time for George R.R. Martin, the author, more time to waork on other projects such as his next book, "The Winds of Winter" which he said would be released this year.

"The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield".

The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million US viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

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Big news for GOT fans, the show won't return until 2019 and the fans have to wait for a long time - a complete year!

With the final season planned out, "Game of Thrones" will finish with just one female director, who led four episodes, out of 19 directors and 73 episodes, Variety's Mo Ryan pointed out.

"Also, with season seven contending for Emmy awards in 2018 due to its summer launch previous year, HBO can focus its GoT promotional efforts on its Emmy campaign rather than launching a new season".

If part of that hope was the chance that the finale season of Game of Thrones would show up on HBO at some point, they might have to learn to deal with the disappointment now. Some of its seven episodes were more than an hour long. Only the GOT fans know that it is not only a fantasy drama television series. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and Dave Hill.