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Game of Thrones Returns for Final Season in 2019

Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in 2019, HBO has confirmed.

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new six-episode season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

Filming officially began on October 23, 2017. For years, Benioff and Weiss have been saying that because of the later filming schedule and the grand scale of the show's final episodes, it would take longer before the new season would premiere even though it's fewer episodes.

"From the beginning we've wanted to tell a 70-hour movie. It will turn out to be a 73-hour movie, but it's stayed relatively the same of having the beginning, middle and now we're coming to the end. It would have been really tough if we lost any core cast members along the way, I'm very happy we've kept everyone and we get to finish it the way we want to."

 

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