It’s time to suck it in and start the waiting game because Game of Thrones fans will have no choice but to be patient while waiting for the final eighth season of this epic series.
The seventh season just ended on a massive cliffhanger and now it looks like we are going to have to wait until 2019 to see the story continue and how far the army of the dead reach before they face resistance! We could be waiting over 16 months before we get any more Game of Thrones episodes! I am not sure how will I pass that much time, maybe speculating.
Production on the fantasy drama’s eighth season is slated to begin in October and run as late as August 2018, sources say. That could push the return of the abbreviated six-episode final run into 2019 with a more than 16-month gap between seasons.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys had this to say in a statement:
“Our production people are trying to figure out a timeline for the shoot and how much time the special effects take. The shooting is complicated enough — on different continents, with all the technical aspects — and the special effects are a whole other production period that we’re trying to figure out. That is a big factor in all of this.”
There will be only six episodes in the final season and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have the story locked and loaded for the final episodes. It will be the best season of Game Of Thrones and they still have to shoot it.