Game of Thrones fans listen up – news you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived – the date of the final series has landed!
For anyone who’s a huge fan – and let’s face it, there aren’t many who don’t love it – you’ve no doubt been sat around, waiting and wondering just how Westeros will cope with its new-found invaders.
Along with the stress of not knowing whether Tormund made it out alive – don’t worry, I won’t ruin it for you with spoilers.
We’d been told – up until now – 2019 was when we could expect to see the HBO hit show return to our screens, but now, whether intentionally or not, one of the actresses has seemingly let the proverbial cat out of the bag.
The good news is – it’s a hell of a lot sooner than we first thought!
Maisie Williams, who you may know better as her character Arya Stark, revealed the official release date for season eight in an interview with the Metro.
We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes.
There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all.
We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.
So although that’s just over a little more than a year away, it does mean we have 15 months to get excited about it, get caught up in all the gossip, get our heads around the new fan theories, as well as the chance to watch every episode from the very beginning!
The cast have undoubtedly formed a strong bond throughout filming Game Of Thrones – you only have to look at their social media accounts to see the closeness and friendships formed.
BROTHERHOOD WITHOUT BANJOS This is our latest hit "Anthem over season seven end". On Guitar #iainglen ! On the ukulele #richarddormer, and choir Mr. #rorymccann and myself! Our new album is called: "What will fate bring us???" #brotherhoodwithoutbanjos #throwbackthuresday #got7 #behindthescenes #tomwaits
Speaking about the ending of Game of Thrones, Maisie concluded:
It’s going to be really odd not seeing the cast regularly. We all get on so well and we are such a tight-knit group.
I’ve always said I wanted her to find peace. The things that have been driving her through her story have been very bitter and twisted and aggressive.
I would love for Arya to find her true self again and let go of this anger and revenge that’s accompanied her on this journey. I’d love for her to be happy.
Hopefully, these words from Maisie Williams means we’ll get to see the strong-willed and feisty Arya, complete her deadly list!
If not, there’s still the suggestion if she doesn’t finish her list, the White Walkers will take care of the job for her! Uh oh!
I don’t think I need to remind you a certain Mr George R R Martin promised us a bittersweet ending!
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