Sorry Game of Thrones fans – Season 8 isn’t coming anytime soon.
And it’s going to be a long, long wait.
After months of rumours, Game of Thrones has finally, officially revealed when the next Season will be heading to our screens. But it’s not good news – HBO has confirmed that it’s not going to happen until sometime in 2019.
Of course, this means that Game of Thrones fans will have a longer-than-usual wait before sinking their teeth into the next Season.
Although HBO’s official statement lacked a concrete air date, it’s thought that Season 8 will follow the pattern of earlier seasons, which traditional air sometime in spring. In fact, the first six seasons all aired in March or April.
However, Season 7 bucked the trend, appearing in the summer.
But that was largely due to a delay in production which pushed the air date back… and it’s thought that with the next season debuting over a year away, that the production will likely meet its usual spring debut.
Especially as this time, it’s only six episodes long.
That’s right – Season 8 will be the shortest season of Game of Thrones yet. However, it’s already been reported that the budget will be approximately the same, giving Season 8 the highest budget per episode. It’s thought that each episode will thus be more cinematic, and will likely feel like a mini movie each time… although we hear it’s unlikely we’ll be getting any feature-length episodes.
Game of Thrones Season 8 is a long way off, but it sounds as though it’s going to really deliver this time around, promising a lot more for each episode.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.