We’re a little over half-way through 2018, and fans are still waiting eagerly for more details on the last season of Game of Thrones. But it looks they might have to wait a little longer than previously planned.
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The Huffington Post reports that the show is rumored to air in April 2019 instead of earlier in the year, as it was previously thought. I guess it’s going to be a long winter for many fans of the show. In an interview with Metro, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, let slip:
We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April . That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all. We owe it to our audience and our fans to really do this final season to the best of our abilities.
So in order to make this finale remarkable there’s going to be a lot of editing done, meaning heavy post-production. But I’m pretty sure it will be worth the wait.
Head of HBO programming Casey Bloys originally said the show would be released in the first half of the year.
Game of Thrones has always received many nominations and accolades from prestigious award ceremonies, but it looks like it might miss the mark for the Emmy’19 awards. In order to qualify the show must be released between June 1st, 2018 to May 31st, 2019.
A prequel series is set to begin shooting in February, and the visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer says the show won’t be ready until May 2019, meaning it won’t make the 2019 Emmys either. Because of the heavy editing, Bauer said “So much of it comes down to timing and all that stuff. The situation changes every week. I know I’m not doing anything else but Thrones until May of next year.”
So, fans, you might want to recap the series, because it is looking like a late spring or early summer release for the final season of Game of Thrones. But there’s a teaser you can watch for the new season if you click here! (FYI its only three seconds long…)
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