HBO’s award-winning Game of Thrones may not hit the premium service until early 2019. The anticipation for season 7 has been a long one for fans, especially due to television series drifting away from its source material. The seventh season will premiere next month, in July.
The seventh and eighth season of Game of Thrones will feature a truncated number of episodes, with 7 and 6 episodes, respectively. With 13 episodes left, fans have been clamoring for further details regarding the show’s plot, but HBO has remained silent. With the wait for the final two seasons longer than expected, HBO programming president Casey Bloys offered an update when he sat down with Entertainment Weekly. In the interview, Bloys alluded to the possibility that audiences might not see the final season until 2019 when he was asked whether or not the final season could air in 2018 or 2019 depending on the needs of series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss:
“Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
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Game of Thrones season 7 premieres July 16, 2017. The series 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.