“Game of Thrones” S8 Locked For 2019

It has been rumored, but now it has seemingly been confirmed by actress Sophie Turner that the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones,” consisting of six movie-length episodes, won’t hit until 2019.

Speaking with Variety, Turner confirmed the later than usual airing and spoke about her character’s place in the final batch of episodes:

“It’s going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. She had her family back together. They were in control of the North again. This season, there’s a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. And without Littlefinger, it’s a test for her of whether she can get through it. It’s a big challenge for her, without this master manipulator having her back. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight.”

All the major cast is back for the new episodes which are currently in production that will continue well into next year with another 6-7 months to go.