Game of Thrones' final season might not air next year; here's why

Given that EW is the outlet with the most exclusive access to Game Of Thrones' production, and that editor James Hibberd brought this question up by himself, it is possible that this is the first rollout of a scray prospect: after season 7 (which premieres next month), fans could face a truly long wait for the final episodes.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO's programming president Casey Bloys revealed that the Season 8 episodes haven't even been written and that the season could air in 2018 OR 2019.

"They have to write the scripts for the episodes and determine the schedule of release".

Luckily, Emilia Clarke is feeling pretty good about her character's moral compass - and Dany's chances of survival - as we approach the final two seasons of HBO's hit. If Game of Thrones fans are anything, it's patient-perhaps series creator George R.R. Martin will be kind enough to drop the next installment of the book series in the meantime.

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Warning: There are major Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers below. I'll definitely be disappointed if she doesn't make it. The eighth or the last season of the blockbuster show would not air until 2019. "I mean, the world's f-king ending and he's in real danger, but at least he's in a place where people will listen to him when he's warning them, and he can get right down to business". Bloys said that the delay depends on the show's creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Many speculate that Jon Snow will be pledging his allegiance to Daenerys in exchange for Dragonglass and her support against the White Walkers.

Game of Thrones giveth, Game of Thrones taketh away. The Mother of Dragons was seen in discussion with Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Olena Tyrell (Diana Rigg).

Game of Thrones season 7 will debut on July 16.

  • Salvatore Jensen