The final season, which is now in production, will be only six episodes long-but much like the seventh season, they'll be longer-than-average episodes.

The seventh season of "Game of Thrones" concluded last August.

The eighth season is short, of necessity.

Big news for GOT fans, the show won't return until 2019 and the fans have to wait for a long time - a complete year!

Filming on the upcoming season began in October previous year and will continue until mid-2018.

"The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019", HBO announced in a statement.

After months of rumors, HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones season 8 will not premiere until 2019.

It is said that the series will not air in 2018 as David Benioff and Dan Weiss are working on the final episodes.

The sources report that all our favorite main cast-members will be there for the final episode of the series.

HBO's head of programming, Casey Bloys, has said multiple endings will be filmed to avoid leaks or hacks of how the saga ends. The writers of the final season are Benioff, Weiss, Dave Hill, and Bryan Cogman.

The television series has already advanced beyond the events of George RR Martin's five published novels in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Benioff, Weiss, Carolyn Strauss and Frank Doelger will be the show's executive producers.