"Game of Thrones" to return in 2019 for final season

Game of Thrones has been nominated in the Best TV series category at the Golden Globe Awards 2018

Game of Thrones has been nominated in the Best TV series category at the Golden Globe Awards 2018

"David Benioff and D B Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season", HBO said in a statement.

According to The Guardian, the fans will have to wait for a year as Game of Thrones will be reportedly returning in 2019.

Production of the final season started in October and filming is expected to last until mid-2018.

After a lot of speculation and assumption, HBO made it official Thursday, announcing that the epic TV show based on George R.R. Martin's book will not return until 2019. The season finale was watched by 16.5 million viewers, including people who watched the episode as it aired and night-of streams.

Weiss and Benioff have been co-creators, executive producers and showrunners for every season of the hit show.

GOT Season 7 was aired over the past summer.

HBO shows Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from "Game of Thrones". Leaving fans with only seven episodes as opposed to its typical 10 episode season.

The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the USA and Netflix internationally.

And even the stars of the show don't know how the final series will play out as producers have taken drastic measures to stop the ending being leaked.

Aside from directing, Benioff and Weiss will be writing the new season, alongside Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. The latest entertainment news has revealed that the upcoming final series will have only six episodes, unlike the previous seasons that had ten episodes each.

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