2018 was off to bad start when it was announced that Game of Thrones isn’t returning until 2019. For fans of the show who have been eagerly anticipating the eighth and final season of one of the most popular TV shows in history, we’re now at least a little bit closer to finding out when in 2019 that air date might be.
In an interview with Metro, Maisie Williams (that’s Arya Stark for all you fans out there) might’ve just spilled it all.
“We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April ,” Williams told Metro. “That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit.”
So there you have it folks; we’re looking at a 16-month wait until the last season of Game of Thrones makes it to our screens.
Maise Williams has since then gone on record to try and shoot down the report that’s currently lighting up international media.
On Monday, the starlet Tweeted out, “This Game of Thrones release date ‘quote’ I’ve supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.”
However, considering six of the show’s seven seasons have debuted in April (or the last week of March), this might very well be a genuine slip-up Williams is trying to cover up.
From their part, HBO have still not confirmed or denied the April date and have stuck to their initial announcement that the elusive eighth season will air in 2019.
Just a tweet letting you know this game of thrones release date “quote” I’ve supposedly given is completely false and taken from an interview I did years ago.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 30, 2018
Season 8 of Game of Thrones is currently in production, and the good news is that it will feature longer episodes.
There’s also way more money involved in the whole production, with each Season 8 episode costing a whopping $15 million. For context, Stranger Things’ first season cost less than half, at a cool $6 million episode.