Arts&Culture

Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

If you feel the need to watch some of the Game of Thrones actors on the small (or large) screen ahead of Season 8, you can discover many of their projects in our list of where the Game of Thrones stars can be found while we wait.

Earlier this week, HBO confirmed that Game of Thrones will not return for its final, six-episode season until sometime in 2019. This Emmy Award-winning show is expected to reveal which of the warring families of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will win the control of the Iron Throne. HBO has put out seven incredible seasons so far and the eighth will certainly follow that trend, but when the series finale finally happens fans will be forced to accept it as the definitive end of the story they love so much. Here's the one thing I can assure you: Dan and Dave were not sitting around on a beach waiting to go back to work. After all, Game of Thrones has been a massive success for HBO.

The worst villians in soap and TV from EastEnders' Janine Butcher and Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones.

Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

"They start shooting in the spring", Bloys confirmed, before dashing hopes with "It's not going to air in 2018".

Season 3 has been a long time coming - the second round aired back in 2015. For die-hard fans, that's AWESOME news, but it's also maybe ridiculous to think you're going to have to invest that much time each week to watch a television show?

As it turns out, the premiere of Season 8 was pushed to 2019 due to the strength of HBO's relationship with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It's a hard work to adapt considering many believe it to be the greatest comic book series of all time - just look at the divided reaction to Zack Snyder's 2009 film version - but Lindelof seems very up for the challenge. We don't want to use it to launch [a new series].

NYC Councilmen Arrested at Protest for Immigration Activist
At the time, his lawyer, Alina Das, said Ragbir would have to go back in a month to try to secure a travel document. When an ambulance arrived to transport him to a local hospital protesters gathered around the vehicle.