Brace yourself Game of Thrones fans because shit is about to get real!
So there have been rumors spreading, but nothing has been confirmed, that the eighth and final season may not hit TV screens until 2019. While it seems that is a possibility because of Jaime Lannister himself, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau revealed in a recent interview that the series will not begin filming until October!
October is a wee bit of a late start for Game of Thrones. Usually, Game of Thrones starts filming in July and finishes at the end of December early January. But that all changed when production started for the current season, season seven which filmed from September to February and had a late air date of July.
Okay so let’s do some math…
If season seven started production in September and ended in February is it not possible that season eight will end filming in March and hopefully be released in August of 2018? I mean sure if you believe in math but HELLO this is Westeros people – the Lord of Light brings Beric Dondarrion back from the dead six times! Season eight will only be six episodes, though it is rumored that each episode will be over 60 minutes, and though the seasons are getting shorter the storylines and special effects are getting more complex – thus meaning more time! So basically we just have to hope that Game of Thrones returns to us in 2018.
All we have to look forward to is the fact that the season seven finale will be over 80 minutes long so we have a lot of time to say goodbye before the hiatus!
The Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones airs Sunday at 9 pm on HBO!