Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

Here's the real reason why Game of Thrones isn't airing until 2019

We also know that the final series will contain more CGI than has previously been seen, hinting that there will be a lot more screen times for Daenerys' dragons. "It was based on when [the creators] felt that they could deliver a show that they are most proud of". Naturally, HBO isn't ready to let the franchise go.

HBO now has five Game of Thrones prequel spinoffs in development, and while none of the series will feature current characters from the central Game of Thrones show, there may be something else that will keep fans excited. But the show has long passed the plot of the books and the franchise as a whole may become its own beast as well. When asked for details on the upcoming spinoffs, Bloys couldn't reveal anything concrete. HBO doesn't plan on airing any new GoT-related content until at least a year after the series finale.

"There are five of them".

"The one thing I will tell you, which we talked about before, any sort of pilot-to-series [order], there's not going to be anything on our air for a least a year after Game of Thrones airs". "We have some really talented writers working on them". But there's no timetable.


He told TV Line that there are some things that are "potentially very exciting". I don't have a timetable when we're going to make decisions on anything. But after HBO greenlit a new season set in the Ozarks last fall (and cast Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff, and Carmen Ejogo), there was some hope that maybe we'd get the new season in 2018.

Game of Thrones season eight premiers in 2019.

The trend started with Netflix deliberately breaking the annual cycle in a big way by spreading out seasons its Marvel shows like Jessica Jones and Daredevil.

While the HBO series premiered on February 19th of previous year and ended in April, the network has been tight-lipped about when the second season of the series would be announced, or if it was even happening at all.

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