HBO has confirmed the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will return in 2019 with six-episodes.
The news confirms what many fans and critics expected after the conclusion of the seventh season, which saw a delayed premiere due to the story requiring filming in the winter. No premiere date has been given at the time of the statement. While not confirmed, each episode is rumored to run about an hour and a half in length.
HBO’s full statement can be read below:
The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.