HBO has officially announced that the eight and final season of Game of Thrones will return for six episodes...in 2019!!
HBO did not give a specific premiere date, however HBO did release a list of writers, producers and directors associated with each episode.
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 really isn't a surprise that Game of Thrones will premiere in 2019, as Entertainment Weekly, was the first to report that the show would be pushed back as showrunners, "planned to spend a year and a half crafting the show’s final episodes in an effort to make the final hours as spectacular and satisfying as possible."