When do you think Game of Thrones Season 8 release date is?!
Game of Thrones Season 7 has recently ended with an unpredictable end and just after its ending the fans of this TV series have started rolling their fingers on their keypads in the search of Game of Thrones Season 8 release date.
The convoy of Game of Thrones, which was started in 2011 has now reached to its final destination. This is pretty much sure that, Game of Thrones Season 8 will be the last season of this fantasy franchise. After a long wait, when the first episode of Game of Thornes season 7 was aired, it got the success to attract millions of audiences towards it. And its fifth episode also recorded with the highest number of viewers with around 14.5 million, which shows the craze of this franchise among viewers.
Game of Thrones Season 7 took quite a while to be released. As we have watched all its previous seasons, which usually airs in the month of April, but because of the busy schedule of HBO, season 7 was aired in the month of July.
This delay of few months proved an anticipation tonic amongst its fans and has given a huge number of views on its very first day of airing. So, probably we will see such kind of delay in the last season or we can say in Game of Thrones Season 8 release date.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date – Episodes
One of the most googled news these days are, how many episodes will be there in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
All the previous six seasons of this TV show was consisting of ten episodes with the running time of one hour each. But the seventh season of this TV show came with only seven episodes, which was not much appreciated by the fans of this franchise.
This has happened because of the late airing of seventh and in order to clear the way for the other upcoming TV shows of HBO, Game of Thrones reduced their number of episodes from ten to seven.
According to a survey of Entertainment Weekly, the last episode of Game of Thrones season 7, was the longest episode of the history of Game of Thrones. Normally, all the episodes are of 58 to 60 minutes, but last episode, which was named as The Dragon and the Wolf, ran upto 81 minutes.
Now the question arises, how many episodes will there be in Game of Thrones Season 8?
As the schedule Game of Thrones season 7 had already been disturbed so, it will continue this disturbance with Game of Thrones Season 8 release date.
In a talk show, the creators of upcoming season have revealed that – the Game of Thrones season 8, will hit the screen with six episodes. But all the episodes will run for about a feature length film, which is typically of one hour and twenty one minutes (same as the last episode of last season).
If this information gets the stamp of HBO then this will be the first time in the history of Game of Thrones, when its episode will be continued for one hour and twenty minutes in length.
Now the creators have a new challenge with this run-time. They have to work hard on each and every scene and schedule of Game of Thrones season 8, to make its viewers forget everything for approx. two hours.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date – Will it be the last season of GOT?
Everyone is curious to know about; will it be the last season or once again they will get to watch Game of Thrones season 9.
Yes, it will be the last season of one of the most remarkable TV shows of all time. Game of Thrones season 8 will be the concluding season of this franchise.
So, we can ensure ourselves that this upcoming season will have most twist and turns with lots of entertainment.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date – Four other Spin-off!!
As seeing the fan following of this franchise, its distributors HBO has decided to bring some spin-offs of Game of Thrones.
The programming president of HBO, Casey Bloys has confirmed that they are looking forward to make the spin-offs of GOT. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Bloys said that – “Making Game of Thrones as good as possible is the Number One goal, and then we’ll see about these scripts”.
So, this is probably a good news for the fans of GOT. Now they will get the chance to know about their favourite character in deep. Characters of these spin-offs are yet to be finalized.
This also has been confirmed that, all time writer of Game of Thrones, D.B Weiss and David Benioff will withdraw their names from penning the scripts of upcoming spin-offs. Currently, both of them are working on the Game of Thrones Season 8 release date.
It is quite early to discuss about the release dates of these spin-offs, because till now HBO hasn’t confirmed the Game of Thrones Season 8 release date. So, probably after the release of season 8, we will get to know about the release date of these spin-offs.
If there will be any buzz regarding the release date of these spin-offs then we will update you about it.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date – Current Updates
Currently, the developers of this upcoming season are looking for right time to begin the shooting of Game of Thrones season 8.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Jaime Lannister of GOT, has hinted that – he is going to attend the first schedule of season 8 probably in October, 2017.
When, he was asked about the upcoming script – “he stated that, he will move to the shooting spot in October and there they will be handed over the script, till then he is also in suspense”.
Upcoming projects of Game of Thrones Season 8 Stars
Before starting the work on Game of Thrones Season 8 release date, most of its stars have now started their other upcoming projects, which are expected to be fall till the end of 2018.
Here we have the names of some of the main stars of Game of Thrones with their upcoming projects.
Tyrion Lannister, one of the most appreciated character of Game of Thrones have a long list of projects, which are set to be released till the end of 2018. He has six movies in his pipeline.
His movies are, I Think We’re Alone Now, My Dinner with Herve, Three Christs, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Thicket and Avengers: Infinity War. His role in Avengers: Infinity War is still rumoured, this news is still waiting for the confirmation from its crew members.
Out of all these projects, Three Christs and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have been completed. Three Christs is set to be released on 12 September 2017 and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to be released on 10 November, 2017.
British actress Lena has also started her two upcoming movies, which are set to be released in 2018.
Her first movie Fighting with My Family, which is based on the biography of a former wrestler. This movie is the full of comedy and drama, till now its release date has not been decided, but expected to fall till the end of 2017.
Next movie of Lena is a drama movie, titled as The Flood. This movie is going to be directed by Anthony Woodley. Till now its release date has not been finalized yet.
31-year-old Emilia has also completed one of her two upcoming movies, which are scheduled to be released till the end of 2017.
Above Suspicion is her next upcoming action, drama and thriller movie, which is going to be directed by Phillip Noyce. In this movie Emilia is sharing screen with Jack Huston and Karl Glusman. This movie is expected to be released in the month of December, 2017.
Her another movie is next part of Star Wars series, which is still untitled as Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film. This movie is taking place under the direction of Ron Howard. This movie is scheduled to be released on 25 May, 2018.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Release Date
Now, this is the time to have a look on Game of Thrones Season 8 release date. As the 7th season of the TV series has recently ended so it is quite difficult to predict the release date of next season.
But if we have a look on the release dates of previous parts of this series and on the words of its stars in different interviews, then we can assume 8th season in 2019.
As Game of Thrones season 7, was few months late because of the busy schedule of HBO and finalizing the special effect, so, this postponing will surely affect Game of Thrones Season 8 release date too.
All the first six seasons of Game of Thrones were released in the month of April-May, but season 7 was aired in July. So, season 8 is also expected to be released in the month of July or August 2019.
If there will be any change in the schedule of Game of Thrones Season 8 release date, then wait for an update about it here.
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