Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season in the earlier half of 2019, HBO President Casey Bloys confirmed on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
This is the first official word on when exactly in 2019 the season will drop – though we’ve still got some narrowing down to do.
Bloys specifically said Season 8 would premiere in the “first half” of 2019, which gives us quite a range for the six-episode season. Major actors have wrapped filming, which means the episodes could be ready if the network wants a winter release (imagine Thrones in winter!).
Previous seasons have started in late March or early April, so that would make sense – but Season 7 premiered in mid-July, which leaves the warmer months equally on the table.
So, like Jon Snow, we kind of know nothing, except that we know something and it’s that by this time, a year from now, we’ll know how Thrones ends.
Let that sink in.