HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys hinted that the last season of Game of Thrones might not air until 2019, meaning the show’s diehard fanbase might have to wait well over a year until they see the fate of Westeros, Entertainment Weekly reports.
When asked in an interview whether the final season could arrive as late as 2019, Bloys told EW: “[The showrunners] have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We’ll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing.”
Fans up in arms about the potential delay can take solace in a crucial point — the cast and crew wants to do everything they can to give the series a proper sendoff.
“Making Game of Thrones as good as possible is the No. 1 goal, and then we’ll see about these scripts,” Bloys added. “You’re not going to see a situation where the next show in the Thrones universe launches off the back of this one.”