This brings the return into its usual spring slot of April, after a delayed year 7 arrived in July this past year. The next season technically started on March 31, which will be all but April in all intents and purposes. Game of Thrones year 8 will have a shortened run of just six episodes, so the series finale will air sometime in May or June 2019.
That is the longest gap yet between two seasons for the HBO epic fantasy series, which formerly had been 13 months between year 6 and season 7.
Beyond this, there is little we understand about the forthcoming season. EW revealed before in November that Game of Thrones season 8 premiere would call back to the pilot episode because the following procession of a ruler, now Daenerys, could arrive at Winterfell. The cast and crew spent 10 months filming the last season, with over two months just for the big battle between the living and the dead. Each episode is reportedly near feature-length and cost $15 million (about Rs. 108.6 crore) to make.
“It’s about all these disparate characters coming together to face a frequent enemy, dealing with their past, also defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death,” co-executive manufacturer Bryan Cogman informed EW. “It is an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet last season and I think it honors really much what [George R.R. Martin] set out to do — which is flipping this type of story on its head.”