Ask any Game of Thrones fan about what the saddest part of watching Game of Thrones is, and they’ll tell you that it’s the years-long wait between seasons. Considering Season 7 premiered more than a year ago, fans are understandably eager to continue getting their GoT fix. Unfortunately it seems like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to satisfy our cravings.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, one of the key members of the production team, Joe Bauer, says that the initial April 2019 release date seems highly unlikely. Bauer was discussing the team’s Emmy awards hopes and dropped the news that they wouldn’t be in contention for at least another two years.
“In two years we’ll be eligible for the season eight work,” Bauer said, “which we’re just beginning now. We’re going to be toiling away on season eight until May of 2019, so it’s eight or nine months away,” he added. “But the prequel is starting to shoot in February, at least the pilot. So we’ll still have quite a lot to do on season eight when they’re beginning.”
Bauer’s comments seem to indicate that most of the season’s episodes would miss the Emmy awards deadline, which is May 31st, meaning that with six episodes confirmed, nearly all of them would air only after the end of May.
Bauer did however go on to say what an incredible job the team is doing for this final season, and he’s definitely not the first.
“I thought it was really brave,” he said. “It’s very true to what Thrones is, and knowing how it ends, I don’t actually see how it could end any other way. I think the whole series has aimed toward this. I obviously can’t say what it is. I think there will be divisions because people have grown to identify and like and hate various characters, so everybody has their version of how they want it to end based on those things, but looking at it objectively, I think the way it ends is the way it must end.”
Despite the disappointing news for fans, HBO did give us our first brief look at Season 8 in their new showreel, satiating our appetites, for now at least.
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