Game of Thrones Season 8

Get ready for a wait, GoT won't be returning until some time in 2019. Here is the press release:

Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019,” HBO announced in a press release. “Directors for the new season are: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, David Nutter, and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for the new season are: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and Dave Hill.”

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  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    No Michelle MacLaren episodes? Booooooooo!
    ElisaFlukes
  • They're definitely bringing in the big guns in terms of directors.  According to IMDB Nutter is directing episodes 1, 2, and 4.  Sapochnik is labeled in IMDB with episodes 3 and 5.  It's already been stated that the double D's are directing the finale.  Cannot wait for 2019, guess I'll just have to rewatch the entire series over the long wait.
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Noel said:
    No Michelle MacLaren episodes? Booooooooo!
    Her episodes were great (I love every episode of the series though), but none of them were pen-ultimate or finales. Nutter and Sapochik have slam dunked both, and relatively recently. From what I understand that's pretty much what this last season will be; just a series of pen-ultimate grade episodes and then a finale.
  • These six episodes better push 90 minutes each or I’m going to be disappointed that we had to wait a year and a half for six 60 minute episodes. 
    ElisaNoobieDoozphoenyx1023
  • edited January 5
    JTKIII said:
    These six episodes better push 90 minutes each or I’m going to be disappointed that we had to wait a year and a half for six 60 minute episodes. 
    Prepare to get dissapoonted then? I don’t think they’ll each be 90 minutes. Maybe one or two at most. It seems a sound designers words got taken out of context and all of a sudden it has become a “known” that each episode will be feature length. Her words were actually “could be feature length”. On top of that HBO is probably holding off pushing it into the end of 2018 (although they technically “could”). 

    Link to article where it seems the source (when SD mentioned it at CoT) of all this feature length talk came from:
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/07/game-of-thrones-season-8-feature-length-episodes

    Im guessing the push to 2019 was HBOs decision to give some of their shows breathing room. They have a fairly stacked stable this year. 

    http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/hbo-series-2018-new-returning-shows-sharp-objects-paterno-1201910740/

    If GoT came out it may steal some thunder from the shows listed in the article, especially ones going out for the final season. While I’m disappointed that we won’t get new GoT until 2019, I’m in NO rush to have it end for good (this storyline). 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Yeah, everyone said Season 7 was going to be feature length as well. People were pretty disappointed when most of them were the regular ol HBO-drama-length
  • I was hoping that the 'no new GOT until 2019' stuff I'd been hearing was just a rumour, and am bummed that it's now official.    :(

    That being said, I'll just try to be optimistic, and hope that they're taking so long to make sure each episode is the best it can be.  As impatient as I am for the new episodes to come, I'd rather wait and have amazing episodes than have them come out on time and just be mediocre.
  • My guess is the wait has more to do with a ton of CGI work than anything else. 
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Yeah, I mean, if the last episodes were lackluster, it would suck to think "Well if they just took more time to polish things..." I feel the same way about video game releases. I am as impatient as anyone (who knows why I have a million things to on my to-play list) but I want to see the best product possible. 
  • Come on George, you can do it!
    b.larevFlukes
  • kuman07kuman07 Kansas City
    No official date but from HBO programming director Casey Bloys "The final "Game of Thrones" season, as previously announced, will air in 2019, but Bloys clarified it will be the first half of the year, which means it would be eligible for 2019 Emmy Awards."

    So maybe back to its normal March or April premiere date.
  • All the ChickensAll the Chickens Birmingham, AL
    kuman07 said:
    No official date but from HBO programming director Casey Bloys "The final "Game of Thrones" season, as previously announced, will air in 2019, but Bloys clarified it will be the first half of the year, which means it would be eligible for 2019 Emmy Awards."

    So maybe back to its normal March or April premiere date.
    Yeah, I've been hoping/assuming March or April.

    Since they completed much of their filming months ago and completed filming the final few scenes nearly a month ago, I actually think the post-production could be wrapped up and episodes would be ready to go by at least the first of the year, if not by mid to late Fall 2018. But they wisely wouldn't drop the season during the US holidays or compete with the NFL post-season on Sundays in January-February.
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  • All the ChickensAll the Chickens Birmingham, AL
    edited July 25
    Casey Bloys answers a lot more questions here about the upcoming season (including the trailer, keeping spoilers under wraps, etc). And when I say "answers" I mean vague hints and "I don't know".

    http://ew.com/tv/2018/07/25/game-of-thrones-final-season-trailer-plan
  • MattyWeavesMattyWeaves Mid-State New York
    So if the news is true...we have less than a year until Thrones is back!
  • All I need from Game Of Thrones before the final season is a premiere date. I’m going to try my hardest to avoid any trailers or clips of the upcoming season. I want to enjoy it in the most organic possible way. It will be hard but thats going to be my mission!
  • What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    anubus21 said:
    What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
    Think you’re referring to friends. Which is consistently mixed up with GOT which is a show also set in NY about nothing where the main characters are degenerate assholes. 
  • Hatorian said:
    anubus21 said:
    What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
    Think you’re referring to friends. Which is consistently mixed up with GOT which is a show also set in NY about nothing where the main characters are degenerate assholes. 
    Strange, that's how a lot of people describe Sex in the City as well. Could all shows set in NY be about assholes?
  • All the ChickensAll the Chickens Birmingham, AL
    Hatorian said:
    anubus21 said:
    What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
    Think you’re referring to friends. Which is consistently mixed up with GOT which is a show also set in NY about nothing where the main characters are degenerate assholes. 
    WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH DRAGONS? 
    April_May_JuneHatorian
  • UnderwoodUnderwood Philadelphia, PA
    I'll be the Bald Move bookie. Here are my made up odds of the premier date.


    Feb 17th +1000

    March 3rd +800

    March 17th +500

    March 31st +250

    April 7th +150

    April 14th +200

    April 21st +350

    Anytime in May +700


    Whats everyone feeling?!


  • Underwood said:
    I'll be the Bald Move bookie. Here are my made up odds of the premier date.


    Feb 17th +1000

    March 3rd +800

    March 17th +500

    March 31st +250

    April 7th +150

    April 14th +200

    April 21st +350

    Anytime in May +700


    Whats everyone feeling?!


    Valentine's week? I'm feeling the love! 
  • Underwood said:
    I'll be the Bald Move bookie. Here are my made up odds of the premier date.


    Feb 17th +1000

    March 3rd +800

    March 17th +500

    March 31st +250

    April 7th +150

    April 14th +200

    April 21st +350

    Anytime in May +700


    Whats everyone feeling?!


    Thinking April 14
  • UnderwoodUnderwood Philadelphia, PA
    asmallcat said:
    Underwood said:
    I'll be the Bald Move bookie. Here are my made up odds of the premier date.


    Feb 17th +1000

    March 3rd +800

    March 17th +500

    March 31st +250

    April 7th +150

    April 14th +200

    April 21st +350

    Anytime in May +700


    Whats everyone feeling?!


    Valentine's week? I'm feeling the love! 

    At a 10-1 payout, you could make a pretty penny! I also hope you're right because it means GOT sooner haha
  • UnderwoodUnderwood Philadelphia, PA
    anubus21 said:
    Underwood said:
    I'll be the Bald Move bookie. Here are my made up odds of the premier date.


    Feb 17th +1000

    March 3rd +800

    March 17th +500

    March 31st +250

    April 7th +150

    April 14th +200

    April 21st +350

    Anytime in May +700


    Whats everyone feeling?!


    Thinking April 14
    As you can see from my odds, I think its that Sunday or the 7th, both make sense.
  • Hatorian said:
    anubus21 said:
    What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
    Think you’re referring to friends. Which is consistently mixed up with GOT which is a show also set in NY about nothing where the main characters are degenerate assholes. 
    That's Seinfeld. GOT is the show about a bar in Boston with a former pitcher as a bartender.
  • I'm going April 21 because I'm almost always traveling that weekend and have had to watch the premiere on a tablet in a hotel room while trying not to wake my son with yelling at the screen.
    MattyWeaves
  • Dummy said:
    Hatorian said:
    anubus21 said:
    What's Game of Thrones? Is it that series about friends living in apartments across the hall from each other in NYC?
    Think you’re referring to friends. Which is consistently mixed up with GOT which is a show also set in NY about nothing where the main characters are degenerate assholes. 
    That's Seinfeld. GOT is the show about a bar in Boston with a former pitcher as a bartender.
    Nah, that's Cheers. GOT is the show about the African american kids who go to that college with Marisa Tomei and Cliff Huxtable's daughter.
  • MattyWeavesMattyWeaves Mid-State New York
    April 21st is Easter and HBO seems to like premiering things on a holiday. I'll go with that.
    duncanpowers
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