2018 got off to a rough start after HBO confirmed that it’s hit series Game of Thrones won’t be back on TV until 2019. Since the devastatingnews was revealed, there had been no hints of an exact date, not even an estimated date, to when the long-awaited final season would premiere.
But once again, Arya Stark, better known as Maisie Williams outside of Westeros and the 7 Kingdoms, is here to save the day…
In a recent interview with Metro, the Game of Thrones star revealed that, although season 8 will be in post-production for most of 2018, fans of the series won’t have to wait too long into 2019 before seeing the great finale.
“We wrap in December  and we air our first episode in April ,” Williams said. “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.”
Having said that, the release date suggested by Williams makes a lot of sense. In the past, Game of Thrones has typically debuted its new episodes during the spring season, either in March or April, except for season 7, which aired during the summer.
Of course, Maisie’s statement is nothing but speculations until it is officially confirmed by HBO. But something similar happened when Sophie Turner accidentally spilled the beans that there would be no dragons, white walkers, or Jon + Daenerys on 2018. And, as you’LL remember, the network ended up confirming Turner’s comments.
So yes – it’ll most likely be over a year before when know who will sit in the coveted Iron Throne¸ but the terrible “game of waiting” finally has an expiration date!