That brings the show back to its customary spring slot of April, following a delayed year 7 arrived in July last year. The third year started on March 31, which will be but April in all intents and purposes. Game of Thrones season 8 will have a shortened run of just six episodes, so the series finale will air sometime in May or June 2019.
Game of Thrones has been off air since August 2017, and its recurrence in April 2019 implies it will have been lost from our screens for 20 months. That is the longest gap yet between two seasons to the HBO epic fantasy series, which formerly was 13 months between year 6 and season 7. The newly-announced premiere month for Game of Thrones year 8 lines up with what Maisie Williams, who performs Arya Stark, informed a British tabloid back in January.
Beyond that, there’s little we understand about the upcoming final season. EW shown earlier in November that Game of Thrones season 8 premiere would phone back to the pilot episode because the following procession of a ruler, this time Daenerys, could arrive in Winterfell. The cast and crew spent 10 months filming the last season, with more than two months only for the big battle between the living and the deceased. Each episode is allegedly near feature-length and cost $15 million (about Rs. 108.6 crore) to make.
“It is about all of these disparate characters coming together to confront a frequent enemy, coping with their past, also defining the person they would like to be at the face of certain death,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman told EW. “It is an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honors very much what [George R.R. Martin] set out to do — that is flipping this type of narrative on its head”