GAME OF THRONES Tiny Season 8 To Premiere in 2019

GAME OF THRONES Season 8 To Premiere in 2019

So HBO first pulled off the stunt of splitting a decent last season into two seasons, albeit very short ones, but hey, whatever. I figured it was a cash grab to keep viewers around a lot longer than they had to hang out for.

And HBO has been pretty mum about when the 8th and final season of the show will premiere. But...

During an interview, Sophie Turner has pretty much come out and said that the show will not be returning until 2019.

The 8th season is going to be a lousy, paltry, SIX EPISODE count, but during her interview, she said this about her character,

Q: How will Sansa fare next season without Littlefinger in her ear?

 “It’s going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. She had her family back together. They were in control of the North again. This season, there’s a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. And without Littlefinger, it’s a test for her of whether she can get through it. It’s a big challenge for her, without this master manipulator having her back. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight.”

Then later in the interview,

Q: Are you excited for next year, with “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and season eight of “Game of Thrones” set to premiere?

"Yeah, I’m really excited. “Game of Thrones” comes out in 2019. “Dark Phoenix” is in November. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out. I’m a producer on my next movie [“Girl Who Fell From the Sky”]. So I’m really excited about the future."

You can see the entire Sophie Turner interview over on Variety.

During the interview she says that production is maybe 1/10th done with, for the final season.

Me, I've been kind of shocked when one of the dragons was killed then resurrected as an evil ice dragon. Ug, worst part of the whole show for me.

But now HBO is dicking around fans with these last two short seasons, kind of makes me not care about the show, and it's easier to not care because it will be such a long break between these seasons.

Well, I'm sure everyone else will tune in, considering all of the closing developments and such.


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