When is ‘Game of Thrones’ Season eight? Sophie Turner Confirms the Final Season Will Be Delayed

Yes, Game of Thrones followers, the rumors are true. The finish is coming—however not till 2019.

Sophie Turner, who performs Sansa Stark, has confirmed that the eighth and last season of HBO’s colossal fantasy drama will not air in 2018, however a 12 months later.

Rumors about the last six episodes being delayed started circulating when Season 7 concluded in August. However, HBO didn’t concern any affirmation at the time.

Production on the last season started in October and is anticipated to proceed by subsequent summer season.

In an interview with Variety printed on Wednesday, Turner—lately engaged to pop star Joe Jonas—confirmed GoT Season eight “comes out in 2019” and stated there is nonetheless “six or seven months left” of filming.

The eighth season of GoT will function solely six episodes, however they’re anticipated to be super-sized, and will every be the size of a function movie. The longest episode already aired was the Season 7 finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” which lasted for 80 minutes.

Game of Thrones has had a reasonably constant schedule, airing a brand new season yearly, because it premiered in 2011. This 12 months, there was some change, as a result of Season 7 premiered in July as a substitute of its ordinary April debut.

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Turner additionally spoke to Variety about the emotional temper on set as the present hurtles to its finish.

“When all of us had the read-through for the last season, it was very, very emotional,” Turner stated. “For the first time in Thrones historical past, we had everybody there. All of the Americans wished to return over. Every single forged member was just about there.

“We’re all type of feeling the finish of it coming. We’re all staying on the town a bit of longer, going out for extra meals, making an attempt to get collectively extra. We’re all making an attempt to not take it with no consideration any extra.”

Turner will subsequent be seen on display screen reprising her function as younger Jean Grey in X-Men: The Dark Phoenix, which is due for launch in November 2018.