Game of Thrones finale in 'first half' of 2019

HBO has announced that the final season of Game of Thrones will commence in early 2019

Camera IconHBO has announced that the final season of Game of Thrones will commence in early 2019

Winter is finally coming, as HBO has confirmed the final season of Game of Thrones will debut in the first half of 2019.

He did, however, offer this tiny soundbite: "It's pretty great".

HBO, a unit of AT&T Inc, also is in the process of searching for a director and cast for a "Game of Thrones" prequel, Bloys said in response to questions. Even though the beloved series is set to end once this final batch of Game of tThrones episodes airs, fans have been dying to see how things are going to wrap up and that's left them feeling a bit impatient.

Fans wait for guests to arrive at the world premiere of the television fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" series 5, at The Tower of London, England on March 18, 2015. "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". HBO set up five of these projects - all prequels rather than straight-up spin-offs, according to Thrones author George R.R. Martin - and recently handed a pilot order to one written by Jane Goldman.

Many outlets had been reporting that the prequel would start shooting in October, but Bloys said that is not the case.

Bloys today confirmed that pilot was now locking down a director and casting director.

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).

"I don't know where that report came from, we're hoping to go into production in early '19", Bloys said. This news comes to us from Entertainment Weekly.

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