'Game of Thrones' finale to be released in 2019

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For the lovers of series and movies, Game of Thrones season eight is set to sir in 2019. This fantasy series is HBO's biggest hit ever with some 30 million viewers in the United States alone and billions of fans worldwide.

"When you think about it, up until last season we would have six months to do 10 episodes, so we are doing way more than that for six episodes".

The season will only be six episodes, the show's shortest season yet, but episodes are expected to be longer than even the typical 70-80 minutes.

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Last summer, EW was first to report that GoT might skip 2018, after the show's showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss explained they planned to spend a year and a half crafting the show's final episodes in an effort to make the final hours as spectacular and satisfying as possible (the eighth season, now in production, is expected to film until this summer).

The previous season of the series - Game of Thrones Season 7 was the highest rated season of the show yet, it broke several records in the process of gaining popularity. While those 12.1 million people who watched the episode as it aired, making it the most-watched episode in the history of GOT series. HBO said Thursday that David Benioff, D B Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will direct and Benioff and Weiss along with Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill will write the episodes. The Season 7 is co-executive produce by George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Guymon Casady, and Cogman.