In a press release, HBO announced today that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will air in 2019. The season will only be six episodes long, but said to have a longer running time per each episode. Directors for the new season are confirmed as David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners, and David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
Previous season seven credits the executive producers of Game of Thrones David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
This means we’ll have more than a year of waiting to see how the landmark series will end. HBO is also in development of a spinoff series of the show. Season 7 ended on August 27, 2017. The episode titled ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ saw the White Walkers making their way beyond the wall with the acclimation of Daenerys’ recently killed dragon, Viserion. Jon Snow and Dany had just consummated a relationship, forming a new alliance to take on Cersei and House Lannister.