Game of Thrones season 8 release date

If you were hoping that HBO might be able to sneak in the final installment of Game of Thrones before the end of the year, you're sadly out of luck. On Thursday, the network confirmed that the six-episode eighth season of the record-breaking series will premiere in 2019, as rumors and interviews had led us to believe over the past few months.

In addition to confirming the release window, HBO also noted that David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will direct. Benioff and Weiss will also write the final season, alongside Dave Hill and Bryan Cogman.

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It’s official: ‘Game of Thrones’ won’t return for its final season until 2019 originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 15:23:59 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.