HBO programming president Casey Bloys has revealed that all six scripts for the final season of Game of Thrones have been submitted to the premium cabler.
The reveal came today at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. While the scripts have been turned in, Bloys explained that a premiere date has not yet been decided as the network is still determining the logistics of shooting the final episodes and what the production schedule will be:
“It’s a big season. So they’re trying to get a sense of how long they’re going to take to film this.”
Bloys has previously alluded to the possibility that the final season may not debut until 2019 depending on the needs of series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. With the final scripts now complete, fans shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to know whether or not they may have to endure what could be as much as a year and a half wait to see the final season of the hit fantasy series.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Rory McCann, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, and Hannah Murray.
Game of Thrones continues this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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Pictured (L-R): Emilia Clarke, Conleth Hill as Daenerys Targaryen and Varys — Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO