The final season of popular American fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones may be delayed. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Casey Bloys conceded that Season 8, which features six episodes, may not air until 2019, if show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss need that amount of time.
Season 7 of Game of Thrones is already delayed this year, as the production had to wait to get colder weather to film in.
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“They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing,” said Bloys.
On another note, despite the rumour of having four spin-offs, Bloys confirmed that there’s likely just going to be one. But the makers are going to make it worth the wait, as Kit Harington, the King in the North himself, assured that.
In a March interview, the famous Jon Snow said that the final two seasons of Game of Thrones will “break boundaries,” which could be both literally and figuratively true.
“I don’t want to oversell, but I can’t imagine anybody being disappointed in this season. It’s amazing,” said Bloys, while talking about Season 7 of the fantasy drama series.
Based on George R R Martin’s series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, the TV series revolves around nine noble families, who fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.