GAME OF THRONES season 8 is confirmed by HBO to be released in the first half of 2019 but when exactly will it be hitting screens?
When will Game of Thrones season 8 be released?
Game of Thrones season eight is confirmed to be hitting screens in 2019 and no earlier.
There will be no Game of Thrones in 2018, which means that fans will have to patient.
HBO president Casey Bloys announced at the TCAs recently that it would be out “sometime in 2019…first half.”
Bloys went on to tell Deadline: “I’m not going to say what to expect (in the final season) through it’s pretty great.”
HBO previously announced news back in January that Game of Thrones season eight would be coming out in 2019.
The official Twitter account posted on January 4: “Send a raven. #GameofThrones returns to @HBO for its eighth and final season in 2019” and shared the official press release from HBO.
Although we still don’t have a firm air date, it’s looking more likely that it could be April or spring at the very least.
Most recently, Rhaegar Targaryen star Wilf Scolding seemed to suggest season eight would be out in April 2019.
Filming on season eight has now finished with post-production is underway, with the release date expected in April 2019.
The new season may have the least amount of episodes but it’s had the longest shooting schedule.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau recent spoke about the Game of Thrones finale, saying that it would be “surprising” for fans.
Most recently, the cast and crew were spotted at a wrap party in Northern Ireland, which means the end is near for filming and the post-production process will be getting underway.
However, there has been a lot of activity around the King’s Landing set which appears to have sustained some damage, hinting at a huge attack.
There have also been theories that the Night King will destroy King’s Landing in the final season when the White Walkers attack.
Joe Dempsie – who is better known as Gendry – admitted he only recently finishing filming in late May/early June and revealed there was tight security on set now compared to when he first started working on the show.
Actor Liam Cunningham – who plays Davos Seaworth – recently spoke about when season eight would be out.
“At this time, we’re very, very close to finishing the entire thing, but you’re not gonna see it until next year sometime, and I don’t even think they have a release date yet cause they don’t have to. But I’m very close to getting rid of the beard. Thank God,” he told The Independent.
Actress Emilia Clarke, who is better known as Daenerys Targaryen, recently said that the ending would not satisfy everyone.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Emilia said: “People will scream and people will say, ‘That’s exactly what I wanted’.”
However, she laughed: “And some people will go, ‘huh?’ – my mum probably.”
She also admitted that she’d already filmed her final scenes for the show, which could be significant.
On top of that, there have been hints that the Mother of Dragons could have been killed off in season eight which may be why she isn’t in one pivotal scene.
However, one assistant director working on Game of Thrones dropped a massive hint from the set recently.
Jonathan Quinlan posted a note from the series’ producers thanking the crew for working so hard on the show’s longest ever battle scene.
The message included the line: “When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked.”So it looks like season eight is slated for an April 2019 release.
There have been suggestions that there will be some big casualties in season eight during the epic battles after one star hinted that everyone died at the end of the season eight.
Production is taking place in Croatia, Northern Ireland and Iceland.
Earlier this year, HBO released an official statement which said that Game of Thrones would “return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019”.
The cast and crew have been spotted at various locations across the world shooting scenes on the fantasy epic, including Dubrovnik where Jon Snow actor Kit Harington was apparently seen by a Croatian fan.
As well as Harington being spotted, he was seen filming scenes with Lena Headey – better known as Cersei Lannister – and John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly.