After many months of waiting for an official date, HBO has confirmed that the six-episode eighth and final season of Game of Thrones won’t be premiering until 2019.
As stated by Deadline, “The premium cabler also confirmed that series creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss are among the directors for the new season along with David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Season 8 writers are Benioff, Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.”
Returning GoT series regulars will include Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner(Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion).
The season 7 finale “The Dragon and the Wolf”, which aired August 27, 2017, set a record of 16.5 million viewers.
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