HBO previously suggested that the show would return in either 2018 or 2019, but in a new interview, GoT star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) confirmed the latter: "Game of Thrones comes out in 2019", she told Variety. After all, the team still has to add in the CGI segments of the series especially when we're all expecting a lot of dragon fights and white walker clashes next season.
Sophie Turner has said "Game of Thrones" has been both a "blessing and a curse" and revealed the show isn't set to return until 2019.
Production began slightly later than in previous years, plus each of the final episodes could be feature-film length (remember that epic one-hour-and-20-minute finale last season?).
This aligns with our previous reporting on the season 8 release date. With Game of Thrones acting as 21-year-old Turner's breakout role, the actor says that starting her career on such a high note has made choosing future projects more hard.
The final season is already two months into shooting, and Turner said the cast and crew are well aware of the impending end of the series.
"This season, there's a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight".
But, as we said in the very beginning of this article, what that does mean is that there's a way, way longer time for spoilers to emerge. "I don't have the answer yet, but they're working on it".
Interested in Game of Thrones? When the star was asked about her excitement level for the premiere as well as her upcoming role as Jean Grey in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix", she nearly offhandedly noted that "Thrones" won't be out until 2019. We won't fault the creatives for taking their time to get it right and stick the landing.
It seems as if you're going to have to wait a few winters before Game Of Thrones will be back.