When it comes to Game of Thrones fans, there is nothing they can’t handle. I mean after the Red Wedding not a lot of things can shock them. The hugely popular fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire.
And if you are a fan of the books you know the Author George R.R. Martin is the master of torture. Ramsay Bolton has nothing on him.
In an interview with Variety actress Sophie Turner who was 14 when she shot the first season of the HBO series, which premiered in 2011, confirmed some of the fan’s worst fears. The actress that plays Sansa Stark, revealed that the last season of the show won’t debut until 2019. And, what’s even worse is that the eighth season will only be six episodes. Okay, maybe there is something that can shock Game of Thrones fans after all.
Also, the 38-year-old actor Jason Momoa who played Khal Drogo in the series, shared a photo on his Instagram having a great time as he caught up with his former co-stars. He told his followers that the final season is “amazing” and will “f–k up a lot of people!”
The 21-year-old actress told Variety Magazine that production on the season has only just begun, making it impossible for Season 8 to come out until 2019.
“We started production in October, so we’re maybe like a tenth of the way through. No, no, we’ve got six or seven months left…Game of Thrones comes out in 2019. My new X-Men movie, Dark Phoenix is in November. Then I have a couple indie movies coming out. I’m a producer on my next movie. So I’m really excited about the future.”
Some speculate the delay is due to the exotic filming locations. Also, the creators behind the show expressed their desire to make the final season it’s most epic yet.
Whatever the reason, we all know that a series as epic as Game of Thrones is worth the wait.