'Game of Thrones' to return in 2019 for final season

Nikolaj Coster Waldau appear in HBOs Game of Thrones 2017

Production giant HBO said on Thursday that Game of Thrones would return in 2019 for a six-episode final season.

HBO makes it official an announces the final Season of Game of Thrones will debut in 2019. The new season is executive produced by Benioff and Weiss along with Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, and Carolyn Strauss.

Fans of the hit show - starring Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Gwendoline Christie - will have to wait a whole year to find out the fate of their favourite characters when the final six episodes will be screened.

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The final season of the Emmy Award-winning show is expected to reveal which of the warring families in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros will win the multigenerational struggle for control of the Iron Throne. Inn addition to this, this delay can give ample time for George R.R. Martin, the author, more time to waork on other projects such as his next book, "The Winds of Winter" which he said would be released this year.

The seventh season ended last August to record viewers, with Foxtel saying it was the most watched overnight programme in Australian subscription television history.

This is disappointing news for fans of the hit show who were hoping for a 2018 release date.

If reports are to be believed, the episodes of the upcoming series will be longer compared to the previous ones. It will also only be six episodes long, though the episodes will be longer than average. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

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