While we eagerly await any details of Game of Thrones upcoming final season, the HBO creators have disappointed us once again, announcing the next season's release date will be pushed back once again.
The initial release date was meant to be around March/April, but has now been pushed back to around June/July. Not okay with this.
The show's visual effects supervisor, Joe Bauer confirmed this in an interview:
We’re going to be toiling away on Season 8 until May of 2019, so it’s eight or nine months away. But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we’ll still have quite a lot to do on Season 8 when they’re beginning.
Another hint that the series won't be out untill later, is that Bauer also added GOT won't be eligible for any Emmy's untill 2020, (which they're bound to clean up at) as the cut off date is around May 31st.
All we can hope is that this wait is well worth it, given each episode is apparently going to be around 90 minutes long.... that must be some serious mahi involved!