Games of Thrones Season 8 Probably Won't Arrive Until 2019

By Tom Pritchard on at

Game of Thrones only has six episodes left before it's done for good, but even though the number of episodes has been reduced (again) it sounds like they're going to take a while to put together.

According to Liam Cunningham, aka Ser Davos Seaworth, the filming process is going to take longer than usual. That's because, even though there are only six episodes they're going to be longer than the standard hour. It's been rumoured that the final six episodes were going to be 'feature length' (i.e. around 90 minutes or so long), and Cunningham basically confirms it. Saying:

"[The episodes are] definitely going to be bigger and what I hear is longer. We're filming right up until the summer. When you think about it, up until last season we'd have six months to do ten episodes, so we're [doing] way more than that for six episodes. So that obviously will translate into longer episodes."

He also admitted that not even showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss know how long each episode is going to be at this point. Not with 100 per cent certainty anyway, because that's only set in stone in the editing room.

Cunningham himself starts work on season 8 this Sunday (in Belfast), though he can't confirm whether he'll be filming right until the very end, because he doesn't actually know what lies in store for Davos. He could be killed off mid-season, or he could be the last person we see on screen. It's not the information they just hand out, because of that whole 'spoiler' issue.

Maybe by the time it airs George RR Martin will have finished writing The Winds of Winter. I guarantee that he won't have done, but we can hope. [TV Guide via CNET]

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