Game Of Thrones finale delayed until 2019

Kit Harington in a scene from season 7

Game of Thrones returns in 2019, HBO confirms for first time

HBO made an official announcement that "Game of Thrones" Season 8 is officially returning in next year.

Production of the final season started in October and filming is expected to last until mid-2018.

The latest season of the series will be directed by series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Miguel Sapochnik, and David Nutter while the season will be written by Benioff and Weiss along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

HBO has confirmed that the show will return in 2019 for a six-episode final season, but the cable broadcaster has not specified the exact date or month. Only four episodes had women credited as a writer or co-writer.

The previous season of the series - Game of Thrones Season 7 was the highest rated season of the show yet, it broke several records in the process of gaining popularity.

The fans are extremely excited for this release, and many already have different ideas about what will happen in the final season.

Fans of the hit show - starring Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Gwendoline Christie - will have to wait a whole year to find out the fate of their favourite characters when the final six episodes will be screened. The others have all had roles creating the mythical world of author George R R Martin.

The seventh season was ended in August 2017 with an average of over 30 million U.S. viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

The budget for the final episodes of the hit series is much bigger than the standard for expensive TV episodes, with each episode costing $15 million apiece.

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