Because what better time than a winter storm for ominous Game of Thrones news? That dreadful day has finally arrived, as HBO confirms the eighth and final season will sit out 2018 altogether, finishing its adapted Song of Ice and Fire in 2019.
Game of Thrones’ TV budget has taken its toll here and there, but few would question Season 8’s dedication to an epic end. As such, one star promises Game of Thrones will uphold its traditional commitment to climactic ninth episodes at least six times over.
Game of Thrones producers knew by Season 7 that filming details would inevitably leak out; to which they posed that certain scenes were staged for exactly that purpose. Few were necessarily fooled, but Season 8 may go the extra mile to film several endings to the Song of Ice and Fire saga.
Game of Thrones’ leak of Season 7’s “The Spoils of War” turned out an international error rather than consequence of the network’s recent hack, but the group responsible has designs of their own. Another round of leaks reportedly reveals detailed descriptions of Thrones’ “Eastwatch,” as well as multiple documents from a top executive’s email.