"Game of Thrones" fans are used to long waits. (Where's that ?) But now they may have to settle in and wait until 2019 for the HBO hit show's final season.
Season 8 of "Game of Thrones" began filming in October, but HBO has only said it will premiere in 2018 or 2019. The show is such a monster to film, though, that 2019 is probably the better bet. Now, star Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, seems to have confirmed that date to Variety.
"Game of Thrones comes out in 2019," Turner told Variety, though she may not have realized she was putting a definite year on a show HBO has been vague about.
But it makes sense that "Thrones" wouldn't ride again until 2019, especially since HBO's other bombshell hit, "Westworld," is returning in spring 2018, a date that.
Turner said there are "six or seven" months of filming left, and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have said they plan to take a year and a half to make the final season, which has .