A few days ago it was being reported everywhere that the premiere of Games of Thrones Season 8 would be delayed to mid-2019 making it not available for Emmys until 2020. Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, it is not true.
They say that Games of Thrones Season 8 will premiere in the first half of 2019 so that it will be eligible for the 2019 Emmy Awards. For a show to be eligible, it will have to air before May 31st, 2019.
So, if HBO is looking to be eligible for the 2019 Emmys, all six episodes will have to air before May 31st. That means the latest that Game of Thrones can premiere is mid-April. That’s in line with six of the previous seven seasons of the show, which premiered in March or April.
It’s brilliant news to hear that we do not have to wait until late 2019 for the final season of this huge fantasy series! I can’t wait for the show to come back and tell us what will happen next!