HBO announces release date for 'Game of Thrones' finale

HBO announces release date for 'Game of Thrones' finale

The seventh season ended last August with an average of more than 30 million USA viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

The final season will also definitely be only six episodes as previously reported.

The company seems to be pulling out all the stops for its final season, recruiting both David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik to direct episodes, along with showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.

For the lovers of series and movies, Game of Thrones season eight is set to sir in 2019.

Yep, we'll have to wait at least a whole year for the final season of our fave fantasy series - which will consist of just six episodes.

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The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield.

The final season of the Emmy Award-winning show is expected to reveal which of the warring families in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will win the multigenerational struggle for control of the Iron Throne.

The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.

When season seven ended late a year ago, an all-time high of 12.1 million viewers tuned in. While those 12.1 million people who watched the episode as it aired, making it the most-watched episode in the history of GOT series.

The news was largely welcomed by the entertainment press, with critics satisfied that the lay-off would mean a higher-quality final season. Some of its seven episodes were more than an hour long.

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