HBO Confirms 2019 'Game Of Thrones' Release Date

In today's biggest 'DUH' moment, HBO confirmed in an email (and also tweet) that yes, Game of Thrones will be returning for season 8 in 2019.  The email also confirmed that the season will consist of six episodes, and that it will be the final season for the high fantasy series.

HBO Confirms 2019 'Game Of Thrones' Release Date
Official key art posted by HBO today.

Game Of Thrones fans are no strangers to twists and turns, theoretically the final season of the world favorite show will pull no punches in it's conclusion of the saga of Westeros.

HBO also confirms that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the respective showrunners, will be directing. David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will also be directing. Benioff and Weiss are also penning scripts for the 8th season, as are Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

As a fan of the source material "Song of Ice and Fire" novels by George R. R. Martin, I am disappointed the author isn't writing an episode for the final season.  You'd think that maybe, just maybe, he'd have a hand in how the show ends.  But this absence of his involvement lends to the widespread fan theory that the GoT muse has left him; explaining why we STILL haven't seen a lick of "Winds of Winter".

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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