The fantasy drama will conclude in 2019.
January 4, 2018
HBO announced today that Game of Thrones will be returning for an eighth and final season. It has been well over a year since we learned that the cable network was planning to end the fantasy saga after Season 8, and now we have an official confirmation that the series will indeed be coming to a close.
HBO has ordered six episodes for the show's final run, which will not return until sometime in 2019. Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are among the writers and directors slated for the final season. Acclaimed director Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2016, will also be returning behind the camera.
The adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy drama has been a massive hit for HBO, and after eight seasons will be going out on top, as its ratings will surely be strong over its final six episodes. No premiere date has been set for Season 8, but it will be at least a year until we find out how the story will end.
01/10/18 at 09:00pm
The entire reason we stopped watching was because of how long we had to wait for the next season..Not worth it
01/09/18 at 11:40am
Everybody will forget what happened next year in the storyline. Bad move to push it to 2019. They better have 2 spinoffs now or HBO going to get angry folks coming for them.
01/07/18 at 10:28am
I'm more pissed about it being another 18 months
01/05/18 at 02:10pm
"which has yet to be formally announced"
This is the formal announcement, so whilst I take your point, it's still news worthy especially as they've also confirmed it will be 2019 before we get the next season.
01/05/18 at 08:07am
Martin... July 2016 --> http://www.ismyshowcancelled.com/article/2016-07-31/game-of-thrones-to-end-with-season-8/
01/05/18 at 04:47am
Toby / Logan - this is the first time HBO have said it and as far as I'm aware, this site only publish official confirmations, so it is news.
Ladysushinek - as I understand it, each of the 6 episodes will essentially be a feature length TV movie, so it will be like getting a full season in terms of time on screen.
Good things have to come to an end - at least GoT is ending before it is overstretched...unlike The Walking Dead which is now named after itself.
01/04/18 at 02:50pm
.. so news stated over a year ago... is still news.. okay....
01/04/18 at 02:43pm
wasn't this confirmed like...a long time ago
01/04/18 at 01:48pm
Wow. 6 whole episodes to end the entire series. That's so disappointing. Everything will be rushed and leave us feeling unsatisfied. Sad.