Game of Thrones: Season 8 Will Air in 2019
HBO has announced that eighth and finale season of Game of Thrones will premiere in 2019. Season 8 of Game of Thrones will be six episodes long but since the season is truncated, the episodes are expected to longer in length, like those in Season 7.
If I had to guess, I would expect each episode to be over an hour long, especially the finale episode.
With Season 8 being the finale season of Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones‘ writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are getting behind the camera to direct. The duo has directed two episodes of Game of Thrones in the past: Walk of Punishment and Two Swords.
Miguel Sapochnik is directing an undisclosed number of episodes in the finale season. Sapochnik directed four episodes of Game of Thrones in the past: Hardhome, The Gift, Battle of the Bastards, and The Winds of Winter.
David Nutter is directing an undisclosed number of episodes in the finale season. Nutter directed six episodes of Game of Thrones in the past: The Old Gods and the New, A Man Without Honor, The Rains of Castamere, Mysa, The Dance of Dragons, and Mother’s Mercy.
The official press release from HBO about Season 8 of Game of Thrones:
the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.
Directors for the new season are: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for the new season are: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Season seven credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones: Season 7 starred Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Jim Broadbent, Tom Hopper, Megan Parkinson, Ed Sheeran, Pilou Asbaek, Rory McCann, Hannah Murray, Aidan Gillen, Sophie Turner, Richard Dormer, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ben Crompton, Diana Rigg, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Indira Varma, and John Bradley.
Additions for Game of Thrones: Season 8 include Megan Parkinson, Harry Grasby, and Seamus O’Hara.
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