We’ll Probz Be Waiting 2 Years For ‘Game Of Thrones’ S8 & Twitter Is Slowly Dying
As the final episode of Game of Thrones sashayed in and out of our lives yesterday, all fans can now do is look forward to season eight. But just to rub salt in our already open wounds, it turns out we’ll be waiting a BLOODY LONG TIME for it.
We now know that each season eight episode will be feature length, running up to 90 minutes, the length of a Hollywood movie. While that’s more GoT action for us to feast our eyes on, it also looks like we won’t be seeing the six final episodes until 2019.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO plans to have a series hiatus up to 16 months or more following season seven, with extended production shoots scheduled to begin in October and last through August 2018.
To back that up, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s programming chief, Casey Bloys didn’t deny the possibility of a 2019 air date. Speaking to the publication he said:
“Yeah. They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
As torturous as it sounds, making fans wait another two years to catch up with Dany and Jon’s sexy times will only increase anticipation. It’s a smart move.
Either way, viewers are actually dying over the thought of such a lengthy wait.
Here’s what Twitter is saying about the likely chance we won’t see new GoT until 2019:
— AryaStalk (@fazlsahnnn) August 28, 2017
— eli @ semi-hiatus (@shoutaaizawa) August 28, 2017
— Jess (@_jessbrowne) August 28, 2017
— Luis Núñez (@ThatGuyLuis91) August 28, 2017
— Michelle Asher (@MichelleAsherPR) August 28, 2017
— Adam McPhail (@Adamskibeats8) August 28, 2017
Reports swirling that #GameOfThrones will not return for season eight until late 2018/early 2019, so you know it's 2019.
THAT'S TOO LONG.
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) August 28, 2017
— Tizia simpatica ???? (@DyIanslaugh) August 28, 2017
— Sadie Dundas (@slimsadiewut) August 28, 2017
Don't worry, only two years (apparently?) 'til season eight of #GameOfThrones.
I'm sure it'll fly by… ???? pic.twitter.com/sxHal1Wh8K
— Jip Jipperson™ (@JipJipperson) August 28, 2017
WHAT DO I DO WITH MYSELF FOR TWO YEARS #GameOfThrones
— chester (@chescanayve) August 29, 2017
— Eddie Eyre (@EddieEyre) August 28, 2017
— cat (@sosarcatstic) August 28, 2017
— SASI (@junixersasi) August 28, 2017
Well, that was FUCKING AWESOME. What a tense, impactful and massive finale. Please don't make us wait two years. #gameofthrones
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) August 28, 2017
— AndrewCuzzi (@The_Ales_Man) August 28, 2017