There were rumors escalating that "Game of Thrones" will not return for its final season until 2019. Even if HBO did not confirm this yet, Casey Bloys, the president of the said network programming shared the reasons for the delay which really upset most of the fans of this his series.
On what was mentioned by Spoilers Guide, Bloys said that the production team is trying to determine a timeline for the filming and shooting most especially on how much time the special effects take in every scene of "Game of Thrones". With this, he admitted that the filming is really complicated since the said finale was shot on different continents.
Meanwhile, the "Game of Thrones" just wrapped up its Season 7 last Sunday and with this, most of its fans wondered about what will happen to their favorite characters in the Season 8. But ultimately, the said finale left many fans with questions regarding when the series will return and what they already know what to expect.
So many details have been leaked already regarding "Game of Thrones" Season 8 which is considered as the final season. Some of these include the Night King breaking the wall and John Snow having sexual intercourse with his Aunt Dany.
Apart from those cliffhangers, Vox also added that one of the things which kept the fans a little disappointed was that they have to wait for more than a year to watch the final season of "Game of Thrones". HBO then decided to extend the hiatus between Season 7 and Season 8 by up to 16 months or even more.
Moreover, what also contribute to the show's complicated shooting and filming was the schedules of the special effects most particularly with Dany's CGI-intensive dragon. In addition, Bloys also made a confirmation that show runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff were the ones in charge on the final season for the coming year and a half. With this, "Game of Thrones" Season 8 could air in 2018 or even 2019 depending on the needs of the show.