The last season of “Game of Thrones” might be pushed back to 2019, and everything is awful
Game of Thrones is quickly coming to an end, and now, more than ever, we really need Game of Thrones. Over the span of the last two seasons — Season 7 and Season 8 — we’re only going to get 13 more episodes, with seven this season, and six the next. Already, this feels pretty dark and bleak. And now for the real kicker:
There’s a chance that the final season of Game of Thrones might not air till 2019.
As in, not next year. But the year after that.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO programming president Casey Bloys explained that Westeros showrunners, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, are hard at work on the final season of the show.
“Our No. 1 goal is the seventh season this summer and getting the eighth season written and aired,” he explained. But then he continued on, mentioning that Benioff and Weiss are still working, and they will get all the time in the world to bring Season 8 to life. Even if that means pushing it back a full year.
And listen, listen. This year we had to deal with Game of Thrones being pushed from spring to summer. And now Season 8 being pushed from 2018 to 2019? Wow. This is like getting shot in the heart with a flaming arrow. The snippet from the interview is as follows:
Entertainment Weekly: So as of now, the final season could air in 2018 and/or in 2019 depending on their needs? Bloys: Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.
The plan to push it back is by no means concrete, so we could still easily see Jon, Dany, Arya, Sansa, and Jaime (and we guess anyone else who is still alive) back in 2017. Or we might not.
Start preparing your hearts. The wait for Game of Thrones is already long, and it might have just gotten a little bit longer. At least…good things come to those who wait!
No? No, this is pretty awful and nothing matters anymore? Yeah. Same.