Game of Thrones season 8 release date: When to expect the HBO show to return one last time
We were so busy being impatient with each episode of Game of Thrones season 7 and hoping that they leaked early that we forgot about the long, cold wait for new episodes after the season is broadcast.
Fans wake this morning to months spend wondering and theorising over what will happen now that the Night King is south of the Wall, but just how many exactly?
We can establish a pretty good estimate for the season 8 release date based on its filming start date and how this syncs up with previous ones.
Production on season 6 began in July 2015, with the show arriving nine months later in April 2016.
Production on season 7 began at the end of August 2016, with the show arriving 11 months later in July 2017.
11 months was a long wait for the latest season, but it might not be so bad this time around. Filming on season 7 was held off until the necessary wintery conditions arrived, but this time, with season 7 finishing its broadcast at the end of August, autumn and winter are already upon us.
A similar gap to season 6 of nine months between filming and transmission should be possible for season 8 then – which starts filming October 2017 – meaning that we can expect season 8 to be given a release date that falls in July 2018.
The fact that there will only be six episodes in the final season could make the wait even shorter, but given that each episode is expected to be pretty long, it will probably still work out as about the same amount of principal photography time as season 7.
We’ll update you when there’s official word from HBO, but for now, mid-summer to early autumn at the latest is a safe bet.
Inspired from: independent.co.uk