Final "Game of Thrones" season will air in 2019

Emilio Banks
January 5, 2018

In March, HBO reps confirmed that they are considering "Game of Thrones" spin-off concepts for the hugely popular franchise.

The Emmy-winning sensation won't be back for its final season until 2019. The Emmy winning TV series is set to release a six-episode final season for all it's fans.This will so far be the shortest season ever, compared to the 10 episodes each, of the first six seasons.

The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million USA viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

Later, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed to us that a 2019 date was indeed possible. The move also clears a path for the network's other lavishly produced and acclaimed genre hit, Westworld, which returns for its second season this year after taking its own lengthy break.

Of course, HBO was still coy about exactly when in 2019 the show will return.

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The fans are extremely excited for this release, and many already have different ideas about what will happen in the final season. HBO is silent on that front.

Game of Thrones Season 7 aired in summer of 2017 and previous seasons had usually run in the spring.

When season seven ended late past year, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. While some episodes may be longer than usual, once again we're hearing not to expect feature-length episodes throughout the season.

The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.

The news was largely welcomed by the entertainment press, with critics satisfied that the lay-off would mean a higher-quality final season.

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