Game Of Thrones Season 8: HBO Narrows Down Its Premiere Date

The Prince who was Promised Jon Snow will return for the final season

The Prince who was Promised Jon Snow will return for the final season

"It will feel very different because it's 8,000 years before, it's a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones".

"The reason we did multiple scripts, in the development process, [is] out of five we'd be lucky to get one we're excited about", Bloys revealed.

HBO considered five different scripts before settling on the approach for the prequel. This could mean January 2019 or as far away as June 2019.

The episodes will not be two-hours long, but they will have longer lengths much like the seventh season of Game of Thrones.

"I don't think we've announced a date yet so sometime in '19, how about that", Bloys said, evoking a big laugh from the audience.

Recently the HBO vs. Netflix narrative surged when the deep-pocketed streaming service received more Emmy nominations than HBO for the first time. No one is going to duplicate what [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] did.

Will Danaerys finally claim the Iron Throne
HBO Will Danaerys finally claim the Iron Throne

While attending TCA, Bloys also stated that the final season of GAME OF THRONES will premiere during the first half of 2019.

For context, the longest current Game of Thrones episode is the season 7 finale at 81 minutes.

Actors have recently been sharing updates from the sets of the show, and as of last month, a lot of them have concluded their shooting schedules.

Franchise fans rejoiced at the news that at least one of the spin-off series was in works.

The network's programming chief Casey Bloys was quoted by trade magazine Variety that production on the film is scheduled to start in October.

"I don't know where that report came from, we're hoping to go into production in early '19."

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