We got some disappointing, though not unexpected news about Game of Thrones today.
The final 6 episodes will premiere in 2019
Here's the official statement:
The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
It's widely expected that these final episodes will all be "supersized" - extending well beyond the normal 1 hour run time. Sorta like 6 mini movies