The much awaited Game Of Thrones (GOT) Season 8 is officially coming back in 2019, HBO had announced on Thursday. This year and a half long gap between the penultimate and final seasons will be the longest wait ever for those desperate to know which family will end up on the reputed Iron Throne!
All the first six seasons of this series have 10 episodes each unlike the last two seasons. Season 7 of the series aired in the second half of the year while the previous seasons of the show had aired in the first half of their respective years!
Much to the delight of the fans, the final season of GOT will be shot with multiple endings just to avoid the story being leaked ahead. This practice is being followed because some of the episodes of Season 7 were released online early by the hackers in 2017.
However, at this very moment it is still unknown at what point in 2019 the final season will be aired, but the final season of this fantasy series will consist of only six episodes. Season 7 had seven episodes, several of which were over an hour long.
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Game of Thrones series star Sophie Turner (playing the role of Sansa Stark) previously said in an interview that the production of Season 8 began in October 2017 and is set to run into the middle of 2018.
GOT Season 7 attracted the highest rating among all its seasons, breaking several records in the process. The season finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers. Of those, 12.1 million audience watched the episode as it aired, making it the most-watched episode in the series’ history.
Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik are directing the new season. Benioff and Weiss will also write the story for the new season along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Benioff and Weiss will produce the final season along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin will be co-executive producers of this final season. Are you excited?