In news that everyone sort of already knew, but no one really wanted to be true, HBO has announced that the final season of Game of Thrones will not be returning to their airwaves until 2019.
The show wrapped up its seventh and penultimate season this past summer with a few shocking revelations centered around Jaime Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and Jon Snow.
And while the seventh season was three episodes shorter than past seasons had been, the length of the individual episodes was much longer and, as a result, required a great deal more of CGI work, which takes a long time to produce.
With this pattern in place, it makes sense that the eighth and final season will take a whole year of post production to complete because each episode is rumored to be over an hour and a half long, with some episodes teetering on three hours long. That is a lot of CGI work to be done!
The final season will consist of six episodes that will be written and directed by some of the series’ most trusted veterans, including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. We cannot wait!
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