Sophie Turner reveals Game of Thrones season 8 release

MANILA, Philippines – The night is dark and full of terrors – at least for fans of Game of Thrones, who will have to go over a year without their beloved show. According to Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the HBO series, the 8th and final season of the series will be out in 2019.

“Yeah, I’m really excited. Game of Thrones comes out in 2019. Dark Phoenix is in November [2018],” Sophie said in an interview with Variety.

While HBO has not confirmed the news, the longer wait time for the 8th season is not surprising. The upcoming season will have just 6 episodes in total, though each one will last an hour and a half long.

We’re ready to bet that HBO will not be holding back on special effects on this one, as CGI-heavy elements such as dragons, wildfire, and a fleet of whitewalkers gain a bigger role in the story.

As the final season, it’s also meant to tie up quite a handful of story lines – which means some tricky narrative navigation on the part of the writers.

This means that it might very well be more than a year’s wait before fans see new episodes of the show, whose most recent season finale saw two beloved characters unknowingly committing incest, a long-held fan theory finally being confirmed, and the Wall crumbling with the help of a zombified ice dragon. – Rappler.com