"David Benioff and D B Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season", HBO said in a statement.
Game of Thrones is taking a year off, U.S. cable network HBO announced on Thursday (4 January), confirming the widely-held understanding that one of history's most popular shows would not wrap until 2019. Given that Martin plans one final book in the series, A Dream of Spring, the HBO series is still expected to reveal its ending of the series before Martin's version hits bookstores.
Cable channel HBO, which is the production house for the series, announced on Thursday that GOT will be returning to screens in 2019 for a six-episode finale season. Fans have to wait nearly two years before any new episodes are released.
"The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield".
GOT Season 7 was aired over the past summer.
Starring Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and numerous other big names, Game of Thrones tells the story of noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne, all the while keeping one eye on the "White Walkers" leading hordes of the undead in an invasion from the North.
Last August Foxtel said the show pulled in more than 1 million viewers per episode in Australia, but the series is also pirated at record rates. While some episodes may be longer than usual, once again we're hearing not to expect feature-length episodes throughout the season. Of those, 12.1 million watched the episode as it aired, making it the most-watched episode in series history.