Game of Thrones fans and viewers ought to be used by now to release dates changing around the calendar. With its upcoming seventh season delayed by some months due to production issues, and George R.R. Martin’s continued dithering delaying the releases of the sixth and seventh volumes in the original Game of Thrones book series. So while it won’t come as a surprise to hear the show’s eighth and final season might be delayed, it will likely still anger.
This is according to Entertainment Weekly. The showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that they cannot guarantee that the final 6-episode season will certainly be aired this time next year and that it is too early to tell what delays they might encounter behind the scenes.
“We really don’t know yet,” David Benioff said. “There’s been a lot of back and forth about air dates. That is a very long way off from being settled.”
David Benioff and Dan Weiss also confirmed that they were still writing the final six episodes. But they were careful to say that they’re almost finished.
“It’s exciting but there’s always trouble,” David Benioff continued. “You don’t want to drop the ball.”
For hardcore fans of this amazing tv show, a potential 2019 release date for its final season won’t come as a large bombshell, especially with HBO programming chief Casey Blotts warning earlier this month to Entertainment Weekly that they are giving David Benioff and Dan Weiss breathing room to manage their own work schedule.
For an emphatic spin on the news, Blotts said that a higher explanation for a possible delay is to make the show’s final six episodes “more cinematic” than ever.