The final season of Game of Thrones is sure to be awesome and it better be if we’re going to be waiting a while for the show to come back. After ending season seven in August, it was revealed that the season wouldn’t start until sometime in 2019, everyone hoped that it would be early 2019 than late 2019.

Now we got that answer thanks to Maisie Williams who revealed that Game of Thrones would start in April.

In an interview with Metro, Williams said, “We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April [2019]. That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.”

After the first six seasons all began in April and ended in June with ten episode seasons, season seven took a little longer break and started in July to end in August with a seven episode season. While we don’t know the actual date, we will be waiting at least a year and a half before new episodes.

The final season of Game of Thrones is certainly going to be one of the most talked about and scrutinized seasons in recent years. So if the powers that be at Game of Thrones and HBO are okay with waiting 20 months between seasons, I guess that’s for the best. You can’t rush quality so while we will need to be more patient than usual, we’ll likely be rewarded for that.

UPDATE: Maisie Williams claims the information is “completely false” and from an interview she did “years ago.”


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