HBO Announces Long Wait For GAME OF THRONES Season 8

If you were hoping against hope Game of Thrones might spill its final episodes sometime this year, then sit down and pour yourself a consolatory glass of Dornish sour red because the show isn’t returning until sometime in 2019. 

The news came today in a formal statement to press. The six episode, eighth and final season will officially hit screens in 2019, HBO tells us.

Directors for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik.

Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

Executive producing are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Follow @ScreenSpy on Twitter | ScreenSpy on Facebook for more Game of Thrones scoop.