The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones, produced by HBO, is scheduled to premiere on April 14, 2019.
Concise News understands that filming officially began on October 23, 2017 and concluded in July 2018.
Unlike the first six seasons that each had ten episodes and the seventh that had seven episodes, the eighth season only has six episodes.
Like the previous season, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapts material Martin revealed to the showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
It was gathered that the season was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
What time does Game of Thrones air in Nigeria?
Fans in Nigeria can tune into each episode of Game of Thrones on M-Net ch. 101 on DSTV at 2 am (Live) and 10 pm Primetime on April 15 (Monday).
What time does Game of Thrones air in the US?
Fans in America can tune into each episode of Game of Thrones on HBO at 9pm Eastern time on Sunday, April 14 (Sunday).
So when can I watch it in the UK?
At the rather uncivilized hour of 2 am on April 15, the episode will be simulcast in the UK. It being Sunday, you’d be better off going to bed at a normal time, staying well clear of Twitter (and any mad friends who, armed with Pro Plus and RedBull, barely slept a wink), and waiting for Monday evening, when the episode runs again at 9 pm.
While it may be hard to resist the temptation of being the first to watch it at 2am, at least for the next few weeks you’ll actually have some motivation to get out of bed on a Monday morning. Just think… you can enjoy watching Jon Snow on your TV screens, glass of wine in hand, every Monday night for the few weeks (here’s praying he survives the Night King every episode!)
How can I watch in the UK?
On Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. So if you haven’t already got one of these TV packages, it’s time to sign up (or invite yourself round to a friend’s for dinner. Whether they actually watch the series is irrelevant, just come armed with a good bottle of red.)
To freshen up your memory in the interim, or re-live your favourite scene, you can watch every episode from season one to season seven on NOW TV with a 7 day free Entertainment Pass trial.
Or, simply read a review of each episode, from Winter Is Coming to The Dragon and the Wolf.
How many episodes are there to watch?
For fans who seethed with anger at the last series’ measly seven episodes (down from the customary ten), series eight delivers yet another blow. The shortest series yet, there will be only six episodes.
What is each episode length?
On the plus side, each episode will be up to 80 minutes long, with HBO CEO Richard Plepler saying every episode feels cinematic.
The first episode will be the shortest length at 54 minutes, while the penultimate episode and the finale will last 80 minutes long.
The final episode will air on May 19, but let’s try our best not to think that right now.