It did not, however, specify when. "I'm not going to say what to expect (in the final season) through it's pretty great", Bloys teased.
Goldman is serving as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Martin as well as fellow Game of Thrones executive producer Vince Gerardis and co-creator/executive producer Daniel Zelman (Damages, Bloodline).
Casey Bloys, HBO's president of programming, speaking at a Television Critics Association event, declined to provide details on the eighth and final "Game of Thrones" season or to provide a more specific premiere date.
HBO has chose to make their fans wait over a year for the final season of Game of Thrones, but I'm not complaining. That is not the case, Bloys said.
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The network announced in June that it had ordered the pilot and would proceed with a full series if the pilot goes well. Yup, that's right, the next season will air in the first half of 2019. The upcoming season will consist of just six episodes, which is shorter than usual, at least in terms of episode count.
"My only news for you today is that it's greenlit", Bloys said of the movie based on the 1800's historical drama series. "It will feel very different because it's 8,000 years before, it's a very different setting, a very different time in Westeros, It will feel different but still Game of Thrones". A few weeks ago, there were reports that production on the pilot was in motion beginning in October in Belfast at The Paint Hall in the city's Titanic Quarters.
During its eight year run it has won 38 Emmy awards; it has also been nominated for the best television series Golden Globe five times.
It has been one of those projects we always hoped might happen, but never quite thought would blossom into reality.